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45 pictures and top 50 runners from 2019 Saucony Cambridge Half Marathon




More than 8,100 runners completed the Saucony Cambridge Half Marathon on Sunday morning.

Cambridge half marathon.Picture by Keith Heppell. (7524893)
Cambridge half marathon.Picture by Keith Heppell. (7524893)

Cheered on by a good crowd in overcast and drizzly conditions, the runners made their way around a 13.1-mile off-road circuit.

Many supported Cancer Research UK, the headline charity partner, or Alzheimer’s Research, the national charity partner.

In first place was Michael Kallenberg, from Cardiff Amateur Athletic Club, in the very impressive time of 1:06:40, while a local runner came second - Chris Darling, of Cambridge & Coleridge Athletics Club in 1:08:54. They were followed by Alan Darby of Ely Runners, in 1:09:04.

The first junior runner home was Mac O'Malley, from Trafford Athletics Club, who came 12th in 1:11:23.

The first female home was Cambridge & Coleridge Athleteics Club runner Victoria Knight in 57th with 1:17:20, with Johanna O'Regan, of St Neots Riverside Runners, next in 69th with 1:18:33. Emma Hodson was the third woman home in 1:20:22, coming 115th overall.

Some 9,802 runners began the race.

Some tackled the course in fancy dress - one even ran as Chewbacca from Star Wars.

Event organisers OSB Events said: "Thank you to all of our 2019 runners. What a fantastic day at the Saucony Cambridge Half Marathon. It was amazing to see thousands of runners taking part and raising money for good causes."

Pre-registration is already open for the 2020 half marathon.

Cambridge half marathon.Picture by Keith Heppell. (7524967)
Cambridge half marathon.Picture by Keith Heppell. (7524967)

Among the companies putting forward runners was Cambridge Consultants, which had 40 line up.

They raised money for three separate charities, all nominated by staff - The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, which raises money solely to support The Royal Marsden, a world-leading cancer centre, the Alzheimer's Society, the UK's leading dementia support and research charity, for all those affected by any form of dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and Cambridge Rape Crisis Centre, which offers support to women and girls who have experienced rape, childhood sexual abuse or any other form of sexual violence.

Every pound raised by the Cambridge Consultants runners will be matched by the company.

Starting and finishing on Midsummer Common, the single-lap route went through the historic city centre, passing the Round Church, King's College, Fitzwilliam Museum and heading along the Backs.

Don't miss our picture special in this week's Cambridge Independent, out on Wednesday.

The top 50 runners

PosChip time*NameGroupRunning club

  • 1 1:06:40 Michael Kallenberg (M) 25-29 Cardiff AAC
  • 2 1:08:54 Chris Darling(M) 20-24 Cambridge & Coleridge AC
  • 3 1:09:04 Alan Darby(M) 35-39 Ely Runners
  • 4 1:09:30 Paul Mizon(M) 25-29 Marshall Milton Keynes AC
  • 5 1:09:32 Josh Rowe(M) 25-29 Leeds City AC
  • 6 1:10:00 Samuel Coyne(M) 25-29 Bure Valley Harriers
  • 7 1:10:22 Harry Lane(M) 20-24
  • 8 1:10:23 Tim Stratton(M) 20-24 City of York Athletic Club
  • 9 1:10:25 Joshua Entwistle(M) 25-29 Woodford Green and Essex Ladies
  • 10 1:10:39 Thomas Stevens(M) 35-39 Cambridge & Coleridge AC
  • 11 1:10:55 Sam Proctor(M) 25-29 Erdinger AF
  • 12 1:11:23 Mac O'Malley(M) Junior Trafford AC
  • 13 1:11:29 Kenneth Nugent(M) 30-34 Donore Harriers
  • 14 1:11:43 Adam Tapley(M) 20-24 Cambridge & Coleridge AC
  • 15 1:12:08 Kevin O'Holleran(M) 35-39 Cambridge & Coleridge AC
  • 16 1:12:08 Callum Jones(M) 20-24 Newquay and Par AC
  • 17 1:12:33 Ben Leaman(M) 20-24
  • 18 1:12:51 Nick Marriage(M) 30-34 Fulham running club
  • 19 1:12:53 Graham Anderson(M) 35-39 Cambridge & Coleridge AC
  • 20 1:12:56 Patrick O'hare(M) 30-34 Cambridge & Coleridge AC
  • 21 1:13:10 Matthew Fox(M) 25-29 Cambridge & Coleridge AC
  • 22 1:13:29 John Uff(M) 35-39 BRJ Run and Tri Club
  • 23 1:13:41 Nick Hardy(M) 25-29 Tipton Harriers
  • 24 1:14:11 Matthew Slater(M) 30-34 Cambridge & Coleridge AC
  • 25 1:14:18 Phil Martin(M) 35-39 Peterborough AC
  • 26 1:14:32 Paul Makowski(M) 45-49 Royston Runners
  • 27 1:14:34 Thomas Sauerwald (M) 35-39
  • 28 1:14:38 Alex Metcalfe(M) 35-39 Ely Runners
  • 29 1:14:48 Richard Ebbs(M) 45-49 Ryston Runners AC
  • 30 1:14:55 Paul Waggitt(M) 35-39 Ely Runners
  • 31 1:15:08 Jamie Short(M) 20-24 Leicester Coritanian
  • 32 1:15:16 Chris Gay(M) 30-34 Newmarket Joggers
  • 33 1:15:24 Brian O'Connor(M) 40-44 Royston Runners
  • 34 1:15:30 Barnaby Palmer(M) 25-29
  • 35 1:15:39 Edward Moffett(M) 30-34 Cambridge Runners
  • 36 1:15:41 Lee Dickens(M) 35-39 South Shields Harriers
  • 37 1:15:45 Ben Jones(M) 25-29 Worcester AC
  • 38 1:15:46 Richard Gibbs(M) 25-29
  • 39 1:15:47 George Gay(M) 20-24 City of Norwich
  • 40 1:15:49 Milan Misak(M) 25-29 Serpentine RC
  • 41 1:16:08 Darren Matthews(M) 35-39 Hunts AC
  • 42 1:16:09 Jamie Sales(M) Junior Newmarket Joggers
  • 43 1:16:07 Paul Little(M) 40-44 Droitwich AC
  • 44 1:16:18 David Craddock(M) 30-34 Hoddesdon Tri Club
  • 45 1:16:20 Chris Kelly(M) 35-39 Vegan Runners
  • 46 1:16:20 Mark Popple(M) 25-29 Stamford Striders
  • 47 1:16:23 Alex Parfett(M) 20-24 Royston Runners
  • 48 1:16:23 Vitalijs Brejevs(M) 20-24 Glasgow University Hares and Hounds
  • 49 1:16:27 Scott Newton(M) 35-39 Run-Fast
  • 50 1:16:29 Thomas Marshall(M) 30-34 Lincoln Wellington

The top 50 female runners

PosChip time*NameGroupRunning club

  • 1 1:17:20 Victoria Knight(F) 40-44 Cambridge & Coleridge AC
  • 2 1:18:33 Johanna O'Regan(F) 35-39 St Neots Riverside Runners
  • 3 1:20:22 Emma Hodson(F) 35-39
  • 4 1:20:35 Sarah Martin(F) 25-29
  • 5 1:21:37 Zoe Macdonald(F) 20-24 Cambridge & Coleridge AC
  • 6 1:22:24 Caroline Brooks(F) 35-39 St. Neots Riverside Runners
  • 7 1:22:57 Charlotte Neale(F) 30-34 North Norfolk Beach Runners
  • 8 1:23:18 Tamsin Simmonds(F) 40-44
  • 9 1:23:45 Catriona Probert(F) 35-39 Edinburgh Athletic Club
  • 10 1:23:46 Fiona Hughes(F) 25-29 Cambridge & Coleridge AC
  • 11 1:23:56 Bethan Everson(F) 25-29 Fenland Running Club
  • 12 1:24:18 Hannah Kallenberg (F) 25-29 Wharfdale
  • 13 1:24:06 Georgia Turner(F) 25-29
  • 14 1:24:24 Faith Viney(F) 20-24 Bure Valley Harriers
  • 15 1:24:59 Rebecca Hair(F) 25-29 Cambridge & Coleridge AC
  • 16 1:25:03 Susie Chesher(F) 35-39
  • 17 1:25:42 Michela Ruggeri(F) 40-44
  • 18 1:25:47 Lisa Marriott(F) 40-44 Ramsey Runners
  • 19 1:26:26 Zoe Smith(F) 35-39 Rutland Running & Triathlon Club
  • 20 1:26:40 Megan Evans(F) 30-34 Chelmsford AC
  • 21 1:26:38 Carole Penlington(F) 40-44 Blackheath and Bromley Harrriers.
  • 22 1:27:18 Caitie Meyer(F) 25-29 Serpentine RC
  • 23 1:26:58 Charlotte East(F) 25-29 Cambridge & Coleridge AC
  • 24 1:27:30 Emma Risbey(F) 35-39 City of Norwich AC
  • 25 1:27:58 Kate Curran(F) 20-24 Blackheath & Bromley
  • 26 1:28:14 Louise Juby(F) 35-39 Orion Harriers
  • 27 1:28:06 Lucy Gossage(F) 35-39
  • 28 1:28:54 Megan Roberts(F) 25-29 Serpentine RC
  • 29 1:29:22 Faye Beechener(F) 25-29
  • 30 1:29:44 Heather Hughes(F) 25-29 Manchester YMCA Harriers
  • 31 1:29:17 Zipporah Lloyd(F) 30-34
  • 32 1:29:27 Lauren Vickery(F) 35-39 RaceHub
  • 33 1:29:39 Grainne Brennan(F) 25-29 Newmarket Joggers
  • 34 1:29:14 Vicki Moignard(F) 30-34 Cambridge Triathlon Club
  • 35 1:29:53 Shelley Duffy(F) 40-44 BRJ Run and Tri Club
  • 36 1:30:39 Alex Bell(F) 30-34 Corby Athletics Club
  • 37 1:30:58 Lucy Mapp(F) 25-29 Colchester Harriers
  • 38 1:31:00 Becca Sharpe(F) 20-24 Ely Runners
  • 39 1:30:33 Betty Bohane(F) 30-34 Royston Runners
  • 40 1:31:31 Stefanie Godfrey(F) 50-54 Cambridge & Coleridge AC
  • 41 1:31:18 Claire Dann(F) 35-39 Saint Edmund Pacers
  • 42 1:31:29 Joanna Colley(F) 20-24 Cambridge & Coleridge AC
  • 43 1:31:43 Lindsay Russell-Smith (F) 35-39 Hoddesden Tri Club
  • 44 1:31:15 Juliet Vickery(F) 55-59 Cambridge Triathlon Club
  • 45 1:31:17 Shelley Menell(F) 35-39
  • 46 1:31:42 Olivia Baker(F) 20-24
  • 47 1:32:04 Sarah Bower(F) 45-49
  • 48 1:31:47 Alison Stewart
  • 49 1:32:03 Katherine Holland(F) 35-39
  • 50 1:31:48 Hannah Cooke(F) 35-39 Cambridge Triathlon Club

*Note that chip time may vary slightly from the finish time, as it reflects the actual time the runner crossed the start line to begin the race.

See the full results on the event website.

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