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25 pictures of Bourn to Run 2023





More than £10,000 was raised for the village primary school and sport club as 380 runners took part in Bourn to Run on Sunday (September 17).

Bourn to Run 2023. Picture: Keith Heppell
Bourn to Run 2023. Picture: Keith Heppell

The event, which has been running since 2008, includes a multi-terrain 10km race and family-friendly 3km race around the South Cambridgeshire village.

The 3km run was tackled by more than 230 adults and children, most with a connection to the main beneficiary of the event, Bourn Primary Academy, and they were cheered along the route by supporters and teachers from the school.

Bourn to Run 2023. Picture: Keith Heppell
Bourn to Run 2023. Picture: Keith Heppell
Bourn to Run 2023. Picture: Keith Heppell
Bourn to Run 2023. Picture: Keith Heppell
Bourn to Run 2023. Picture: Keith Heppell
Bourn to Run 2023. Picture: Keith Heppell
Bourn to Run 2023. Picture: Keith Heppell
Bourn to Run 2023. Picture: Keith Heppell
Bourn to Run 2023. Picture: Keith Heppell
Bourn to Run 2023. Picture: Keith Heppell
Bourn to Run 2023. Picture: Keith Heppell
Bourn to Run 2023. Picture: Keith Heppell
Bourn to Run 2023. Picture: Keith Heppell
Bourn to Run 2023. Picture: Keith Heppell
Bourn to Run 2023. Picture: Keith Heppell
Bourn to Run 2023. Picture: Keith Heppell
Bourn to Run 2023. Picture: Keith Heppell
Bourn to Run 2023. Picture: Keith Heppell
Bourn to Run 2023. Picture: Keith Heppell
Bourn to Run 2023. Picture: Keith Heppell

Eight-year-old Seve Brown, who ran the 3km race, said: “My favourite thing about Bourn to Run is how everyone cheers each other on as they run the race, whether they are at the front or the back.”

Gergely Stomfai won the 10km race, finishing in just over 37 minutes while Alexander Smith completed the 3km in 11 minutes.

The day started with a warm-up led by personal trainers from Cambridge Country Club and a toddler dash for pre-school children.

The event, which has raised £97,000 for the community since it began, is run entirely by volunteers.

Tara Watts, head of the organising committee, said: “Thank you to the inspiring number of runners who entered both races, as well as the committed group of volunteers, landowners and sponsors, who we so gratefully rely on to pull off such an event.”

As well as the races, the village recreation ground was taken over by activities, including a pop-up putting green, beat the goalie, face painting, henna tattoos and a craft stall.

Bourn to Run 2023. Picture: Keith Heppell
Bourn to Run 2023. Picture: Keith Heppell
Bourn to Run 2023. Picture: Keith Heppell
Bourn to Run 2023. Picture: Keith Heppell
Bourn to Run 2023. Picture: Keith Heppell
Bourn to Run 2023. Picture: Keith Heppell
Bourn to Run 2023. Picture: Keith Heppell
Bourn to Run 2023. Picture: Keith Heppell
Bourn to Run 2023. Picture: Keith Heppell
Bourn to Run 2023. Picture: Keith Heppell
Bourn to Run 2023. Picture: Keith Heppell
Bourn to Run 2023. Picture: Keith Heppell
Bourn to Run 2023. Picture: Keith Heppell
Bourn to Run 2023. Picture: Keith Heppell
Bourn to Run 2023. Picture: Keith Heppell
Bourn to Run 2023. Picture: Keith Heppell
Bourn to Run 2023. Picture: Keith Heppell
Bourn to Run 2023. Picture: Keith Heppell
Bourn to Run 2023. Picture: Keith Heppell
Bourn to Run 2023. Picture: Keith Heppell

Laura Latham, the headteacher of Bourn Primary Academy, who presented the prizes to the winners of the races, said: “Bourn to Run is the biggest fundraising event put on by our parent association and we are thrilled with the amount raised this year.

“It will enable us to fund school trips, equipment and our swimming pool, which is used by the children every summer term.”

Bourn to Run was originally set up by parents to raise funds to refurbish the outdoor pool and save it from closure.

Many local businesses sponsor the event and this year Bourn Quarter was the headline sponsor for the second year.

Chris Mills, from Bourn Quarter, said: “Aitchison Developments and Bourn Quarter are delighted to sponsor this event once again.

“The village and surrounding areas support many of the businesses at Bourn Quarter and we want to equally support local causes and initiatives, as Bourn Quarter is a long-term investment for this area.”

Bourn to Run 2023. Picture: Keith Heppell
Bourn to Run 2023. Picture: Keith Heppell
Bourn to Run 2023. Picture: Keith Heppell
Bourn to Run 2023. Picture: Keith Heppell
Bourn to Run 2023. Picture: Keith Heppell
Bourn to Run 2023. Picture: Keith Heppell
Bourn to Run 2023. Picture: Keith Heppell
Bourn to Run 2023. Picture: Keith Heppell

Swim school LA Academy contributed prizes for the winner of the 3km fancy dress and the event was supported by gastropub The Willow Tree, Paus outdoor bathing, South Sea Farm, Indian restaurant Lalbagh, Hay and Rice, Bidwells and the Dog Grooming Cabin.



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