Cambridge Cambourne 10k and Fun Run 2023
Having had to postpone the event in April due to flooding on the course, this year’s Cambourne 10k went ahead last Sunday 24th September. This time the gods were with us and the course was in very good shape for a speedy 10k race. The first runner home was James Orrell, the 21 year old from Hunts AC in a time of 34:03. And Hunts AC managed a clean sweep in the men’s race with Martin Amos, a MV40, following in 34:46; with third place going to another vet, this time MV50 Simon Mead in a time of 35:34. Good to see the vets giving the younger competitors a run for their money!
In the women’s race the prizes were more evenly spread between the local clubs. Michelle Prior (March AC) was first home in 41:19, followed by Lucy Drummond (Cambridge & Coleridge AC) in 42:59, and Ieva Klamina (Hunts AC) in 43:49.
In the veteran’s categories prizes went to the following:
M40 Ryan Wakefield (unatt)
M50 Alan Pritchard (unatt)
M60 Nigel Seale (Fenland RC)
M70+ James Stocker (Hunts AC)
W35 Gemma Sandells (Hunts AC)
W45 Rachel Porter (unatt)
W55 Lynn Roberts (unatt)
W65+ Alison Clarke (Great Bentley RC)
Turnout this year was a little lower than usual with around 250 runners in the 10k and 50 in the Fun Run. Nevertheless there were a lot of positive comments from runners after the event about the quality of the marshalling and the organisation in general. My thanks to all the volunteers who helped out on the day and in setting up the course on the Saturday. This is C&C’s once-a-year opportunity to put on a great race and I think we once again succeeded in that objective.
Final thanks also to Cambourne Town Council who help us with the organisation and to The Hill Group who provided financial sponsorship for this year’s event.
Results are available online at http://results.eventchiptiming.com/Results.aspx?CId=16202&RId=5170&EId=1
Cambridge Cambourne 10k and Fun Run