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IN PICTURES: Your Christmas Day dips and runs

A Christmas tradition for some, a nightmare for others.

LONG GONE ARE the Christmas Days where people don’t leave their homes or even entertain the idea of exercise.

The traditional morning swim or run is becoming more widespread among Irish families.

Today, thousands of you took to the seas and the roads for various activities. Here are some of the images our photographer and our readers sent to us.

Starting with the 40 foot in Dublin…

John Dungan, Colin Finn and Carl Finn are delighted after their jumps.

Christmas Day Forty Foot Swim. Picture Source: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

Waiting their turn…

Christmas Day Forty Foot Swim. Picture Source: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

Getting ready are Patricia Heffernan and Dee Byrne.

Christmas Day Forty Foot Swim. Picture Source: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

All set…

Christmas Day Forty Foot Swim. Picture Source: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

Grand morning for it all the same..

Christmas Day Forty Foot Swim. Picture Source: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

Wicklow’s Pat Cremin did it!

Christmas Day Forty Foot Swim. Picture Source: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

So did this lot…

Christmas Day Forty Foot Swim. Picture Source: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

Christmas Day Forty Foot Swim. Picture Source: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

Christmas Day Forty Foot Swim. Picture Source: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

Some people opted for run in this morning’s crisp air instead – and raised money for GOAL at the same time.

25/12/2014. 2014 GOAL Mile. Pictured R

Andrew and Peter Cloonan made a special effort at Irishtown Stadium.

25/12/2014. 2014 GOAL Mile. Pictured R

Dogs Lola and Zazu also did their bit…

25/12/2014. 2014 GOAL Mile. Pictured ( Source: /Photocall Ireland

With a little help from some friends… William, aged 9, carries 7-year-old Patrick Collins.

25/12/2014. 2014 GOAL Mile. Pictured R

Coming from Dun Laoighaire and Dingle, Comhnall, Rachel and Brendan Fanning get ready for the mile.

2014 GOAL Mile. Pictured ( Source: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

There were more swimmers out at Low Rock in Portmarnock, including sisters Fiona Killen and Katie Verdon.

Christmas Day swim at Portmarnock Source: PA Wire/Press Association Images

Frank and Clare Hallinan Flood also enjoyed the dip.

Christmas Day swim at Portmarnock Source: PA Wire/Press Association Images

Simon Keartland sent us this snap of his family, the Power and other friends at Seapoint.

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Finally, Patrick Maye went one step further and sent us this video of his jump and swim.

Source: mrwacman89/YouTube

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