TO shed some of the over-indulgence of Christmas Day, I signed up for the Woodlawn School Boxing Day Fun Run.
It was really well organised and there was a great atmosphere from those seriously racing and those not.
However, what became clear soon enough was that because of some very inconsiderate dog owners or walkers not picking up after their animals, the mess they had left had turned the route into an obstacle course.
The amount of dog dirt littering the pavements along the route was a disgrace.
To the good people of Whitley Bay – a plea.
If you are responsible enough to own a dog, then please be responsible enough to put a bag in your pocket before leaving your house, pick the mess up afterwards and put it in the bin.