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Not even a burst water pipe could stop the inaugural Northstowe Half Marathon and Fullscope 5k from taking place on Sunday (April 24).

Northstowe Half Marathon and Fullscope 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Half Marathon and Fullscope 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell

Marcin Lis, founder and managing director of the event, revealed that residents in Oakington reported that the village’s main water pipe had burst and flooded the road less than one hour before the race was due to start.

Northstowe Half Marathon and Fullscope 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Half Marathon and Fullscope 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Half Marathon and Fullscope 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Half Marathon and Fullscope 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Half Marathon and Fullscope 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Half Marathon and Fullscope 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Half Marathon and Fullscope 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Half Marathon and Fullscope 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Half Marathon and Fullscope 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Half Marathon and Fullscope 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Half Marathon and Fullscope 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Half Marathon and Fullscope 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Half Marathon and Fullscope 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Half Marathon and Fullscope 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Half Marathon and Fullscope 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Half Marathon and Fullscope 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Half Marathon and Fullscope 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Half Marathon and Fullscope 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Half Marathon and Fullscope 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Half Marathon and Fullscope 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell

He noted that it was Cambridge Water Company’s prompt action to isolate the leak – as well as those who reported it – that saved the day. The turnout was also good for the first-time event, which was supported by the Cambridge Independent.

Marcin said: “On the half marathon, 184 runners finished; we had a few drop out so probably close to 200 took part. On the 5k, 83 people finished the race.”

Marcin Lis, founder and managing director of Northstowe Running Festival Events Ltd. Picture: Keith Heppell
Marcin Lis, founder and managing director of Northstowe Running Festival Events Ltd. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Half Marathon and Fullscope 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Half Marathon and Fullscope 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Half Marathon and Fullscope 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Half Marathon and Fullscope 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Half Marathon and Fullscope 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Half Marathon and Fullscope 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Half Marathon and Fullscope 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Half Marathon and Fullscope 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Half Marathon and Fullscope 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Half Marathon and Fullscope 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Half Marathon and Fullscope 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Half Marathon and Fullscope 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Half Marathon and Fullscope 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Half Marathon and Fullscope 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Medals awarded at the Northstowe Half Marathon and Fullscope 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Medals awarded at the Northstowe Half Marathon and Fullscope 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Half Marathon and Fullscope 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Half Marathon and Fullscope 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell

The first man in the half marathon was Martin Amos (of Hunts AC), with a chip time of 1:15:22, while the first woman was Emma Hodson (of Cambridge University Hare and Hounds), with a chip time of 1:20:41. All profits from the 5k will be donated to Fullscope, a consortium of mental health charities including Blue Smile, Centre 33 and CPSL Mind.

Northstowe Half Marathon and Fullscope 5k. Martin Amos, the first man to complete the half marathon. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Half Marathon and Fullscope 5k. Martin Amos, the first man to complete the half marathon. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Half Marathon and Fullscope 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Half Marathon and Fullscope 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Half Marathon and Fullscope 5k. Emma Hodson, the first woman to complete the half marathon. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Half Marathon and Fullscope 5k. Emma Hodson, the first woman to complete the half marathon. Picture: Keith Heppell
A Magpas air ambulance at the Northstowe Half Marathon and Fullscope 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
A Magpas air ambulance at the Northstowe Half Marathon and Fullscope 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Half Marathon and Fullscope 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Half Marathon and Fullscope 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Half Marathon and Fullscope 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Half Marathon and Fullscope 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Half Marathon and Fullscope 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Half Marathon and Fullscope 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Half Marathon and Fullscope 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Half Marathon and Fullscope 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Half Marathon and Fullscope 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Half Marathon and Fullscope 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Half Marathon and Fullscope 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Half Marathon and Fullscope 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Half Marathon and Fullscope 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Half Marathon and Fullscope 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell

During the event, a Magpas air ambulance helicopter landed but Marcin confirmed that was not related to the event. Instead, it was for a person who lives in Northstowe who needed attention. He added that the event will be back next year and will take place on Sunday, April 23.

Northstowe Half Marathon and Fullscope 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Half Marathon and Fullscope 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Half Marathon and Fullscope 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Half Marathon and Fullscope 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell

Before then, the Northstowe Running Festival will return this September. Sign up at northstowerunfest.co.uk. To view the full gallery and to buy a photograph, visit photos.cambridgeindependent.co.uk/p999504105.

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