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Festive Mantra 3

ButtercupKid
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This took a bit longer because the original has 5 verses and I thought if anyone was running to a Christmas karaoke playlist they’d need the same. To the tune of “Here Comes Santa Claus” Enjoy !

Here comes Santa Claus,

Here comes Santa Claus,

Right down Santa Claus Lane;

Vixen and Blitzen

And all his reindeer

In a jogging chain.

Bells are ringing,

Children singing,

All is merry and bright.

Come along and

Join the song

Cause Santa Claus runs tonight !

Here comes Santa Claus,

Here comes Santa Claus,

Right down Santa Claus Lane:

He’s going to start

To help his heart

And get fit once again.

Stardust sprinkling,

Legs a-twinkling

In Lycra of scarlet and white !

Tie that shoe

And join in too

Cause Santa Claus runs tonight.

Here comes Santa Claus,

Here comes Santa Claus,

Right down Santa Claus Lane,

Knees a-bounding,

Calves a-pounding,

Face creased up in pain.

Help him learn

To pace not burn;

Then he’ll soon feel less uptight.

Show him the way

To C25k

Cause Santa Claus runs tonight !

Here comes Santa Claus,

Here comes Santa Claus

Right down Santa Claus Lane:

He’s going to run

In wind and sun,

Snow, hail, sleet, fog and rain !

Santa knows if we keep trying

We’ll build muscles of might.

Give a cheer

As he passes here

Cause Santa Claus runs tonight !

There goes Santa Claus,

There goes Santa Claus

On his merry way.

Early or late,

He’ll graduate

If it takes till Judgement Day !

Fit or aching,

No mistaking,

He’s going to make it all right.

I’m going too

And so are you

When Santa Claus runs tonight 😄

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SaskAlliecat
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💕A M A Z I N G (bows down in awe)!!!!💕

ButtercupKid
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in reply to SaskAlliecat

You’re just too kind 😊

AlMorr
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Wonderful, a real singalong, what a gifted poet you are BCK, I particularly liked the bit about "then he'll feel less uptight, show him the way to C25K", amazing. 😊 🎅🎄.

I hope you have everything ready and organised for Christmas 🤶 🎄, On Friday I went to a Christmas 🎅Concert in Glasgow, this morning as I told you last Sunday I am travelling into Glasgow to cheer the estemated 8,000 runners taking part in the annual Glasgow 5K Santa 🎅🏃Dash through the centre of the city, I will be well dressed up to keep warm. 😊 🎄🎅

ButtercupKid
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in reply to AlMorr

Hope you and everyone involved have a wonderful time, AlMorr. Wrap up warm now !

AlMorr
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in reply to ButtercupKid

Beautiful day in Glasgow today for the annual 5k Santa Dash, yes, BCK, everyone running and spectating at a wonderful time and I wrapped up well, just come back, I took a photo, not sure how to post it on here but you can see it on my Facebook Page at :-Al.morr.7@facebook.com.

ButtercupKid
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in reply to AlMorr

Glad it went well x

AlMorr
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in reply to ButtercupKid

It did go very well indeed BCK, however, IF I had taken part in the run I might have had a bit of a problem, there were 8,000 people there, I noticed on what they call 'the last wave of "runners" the pace they were going at was so slow that it would have taken me 2 hours to complete a 5k, they were walking so slowly in the first kilometer that if I had been with them it would have been very flustrating to say the least. Last week at the Cumbernauld 5K which 400 took part, 95% of the runners finished within 45 minutes. Today at the the Glasgow 5K, at the pace the runners were going I doubt if half of them completed the run in 45 minutes.

ButtercupKid
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in reply to AlMorr

It’s bound to be difficult to get a reasonable pace going in such big numbers. On the other hand, it’s great that so many people want to take part ! If I ever get to the stage of entering events I’m going to look out for small ones 😄

Dexy5
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Love it . If we all sing it together it will echo around the country. 🎵 🎶 🎵 🎶

ButtercupKid
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in reply to Dexy5

There’s an idea !

Oldfloss
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You are doing wonderfully!!! ... I love it... this is saving me a lot of time this Christmas...:)

It is lovely to have a kindred songster:)

I don't really know this song, so had to google it.. and now I am humming it non stop!

Have a super day... we have small runner in training for an extra morning... so it is gonna be a busy one...

Keep composing, and keep running :) x

ButtercupKid
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in reply to Oldfloss

Thanks, Oldfloss. It is a ridiculously catchy tune !

Incidentally, I’m not trying to replace you as the Bard of C25k. It’s a free for all here ! Let’s have one of yours soon x

Oldfloss
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in reply to ButtercupKid

It is..I am singing it now..goodness me...I never thought about being a Bard....although..I am old and grey...you are amazing..this is absolutely brilliant and folks love it..and the tunes really help the runs.

Razouski has done lots of rhymes along the way too...😆

A friend on here got me started with the songs, the year I graduated...sadly she doesn't post anymore.

I shall need to get my thinking cap on..😉

You keep writing these tunes..they're wonderful!!xx

ButtercupKid
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in reply to Oldfloss

The more the merrier I say ! Don’t think I’ve come across Razouski yet - is he/she still around ?

Oldfloss
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in reply to ButtercupKid

One of our most awesome runners on here.. and so inspiring... :)

She was away having a short break last time we heard from her... this is one of her posts..

healthunlocked.com/bridgeto...

ButtercupKid
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in reply to Oldfloss

That’s really cool ! Great choice of tune too. And I love that little name drop in there as well 😄

Oldfloss
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in reply to ButtercupKid

She really is a star.. if you read her past posts.. she has been through a heck of a lot!

ButtercupKid
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in reply to Oldfloss

Incidentally, you can be a young bard cf Rabbie Burns lol 😄

Tartancat
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In the words of John Barrowman - FABULOUS!!!

ButtercupKid
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in reply to Tartancat

Thanks TC. You’re very kind 😊

UnfitNoMore
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Just realised I missed number two... so that’s at least two in my head for my next run!

ButtercupKid
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in reply to UnfitNoMore

Just don’t mix them up 😄

Wimborne
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You’ve done it again...... 👍👏👏👏👏. Just brilliant BCK. Just brilliant. 👏👏😀

ButtercupKid
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in reply to Wimborne

Gosh now I’m blushing 😊 Thanks Wimborne x

CSH57
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Very catchy!

ButtercupKid
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in reply to CSH57

Just been singing it myself as I had a second go at 3:1. It does seem to work 😀

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