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Beth Bell, 20, with her terrier cross Olly and Dane Sayer, 28, with his papillon Tilly at the Bungay

Beth Bell, 20, with her terrier cross Olly and Dane Sayer, 28, with his papillon Tilly at the Bungay Groggy Doggy Race 2017. Picture: GEORGE RYAN - Credit: Archant

Hardy dogs and their owners took part in a chilly Boxing Day fun run around Bungay Common yesterday.

Ellayne Hilton with dog Herbie, Mark Elflett and Ian Chilley with dog Bailey. Picture: GEORGE RYAN

Ellayne Hilton with dog Herbie, Mark Elflett and Ian Chilley with dog Bailey. Picture: GEORGE RYAN - Credit: Archant

Nearly 60 runners and their pets took part in the annual Boxing Day Groggy Doggy cross country run at Bungay Common, near Old Railway Road.

Kathryn Moore from Morningthorpe with Labrador cross Amy and Kevin Keeler from Hempnall with 'sproll

Kathryn Moore from Morningthorpe with Labrador cross Amy and Kevin Keeler from Hempnall with 'sprollie' Dillon. Picture: GEORGE RYAN - Credit: Archant

Across the other races, including the junior section, nearly 300 people competed.

Stephanie Hoyle, 52, from Diss, with her 12-year-old spaniel Minstrel. Picture: GEORGE RYAN

Stephanie Hoyle, 52, from Diss, with her 12-year-old spaniel Minstrel. Picture: GEORGE RYAN - Credit: Archant

The races were started by the town reeve Stephen Went and those in the main race were soon making a colourful ribbon around the banks of the River Waveney in bright sunshine, in muddy conditions.

Helen Reglen, 50, with her 10-year-old wirehaired vizsla called George. Picture: GEORGE RYAN

Helen Reglen, 50, with her 10-year-old wirehaired vizsla called George. Picture: GEORGE RYAN - Credit: Archant

They completed two laps of the picturesque course, about five miles in all, while those with dogs completed one lap.

A group with their dogs for the Bungay Groggy Doggy Race 2017. Picture: GEORGE RYAN

A group with their dogs for the Bungay Groggy Doggy Race 2017. Picture: GEORGE RYAN - Credit: Archant


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Many took part in fancy dress with a fair few Father Christmases about and there were prizes for the best dressed and the muddiest.

Ian Gardner, 60, with his four-year-old English setter Blue. Picture: GEORGE RYAN

Ian Gardner, 60, with his four-year-old English setter Blue. Picture: GEORGE RYAN - Credit: Archant

The race has been organised by the Bungay Black Dog Running Club for nearly 30 years.

Beccles residents Donna Mills, 53, with collie Alf and Joe Bean, 25, with 'sprocker' Bob. Picture: G

Beccles residents Donna Mills, 53, with collie Alf and Joe Bean, 25, with 'sprocker' Bob. Picture: GEORGE RYAN - Credit: Archant

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Town mayor Mary Matthews presented the prizes at the end.

Dan and Alfie Chapman, 30 and 25 respectively, with Bernie and Noodle. Picture: GEORGE RYAN

Dan and Alfie Chapman, 30 and 25 respectively, with Bernie and Noodle. Picture: GEORGE RYAN - Credit: Archant

The Groggy Doggy Race 2017 in Bungay. Picture: GEORGE RYAN

The Groggy Doggy Race 2017 in Bungay. Picture: GEORGE RYAN - Credit: Archant

James Kershaw, 20, with cocker spaniel Alan. Picture: GEORGE RYAN

James Kershaw, 20, with cocker spaniel Alan. Picture: GEORGE RYAN - Credit: Archant

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