Hundreds take on Cambridge Cambourne 10k to help support Maggie's Wallace Centre
The ninth Cambridge Cambourne 10k & Fun Run took place on Sunday (April 2) with hundreds of runners taking part.
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Cambourne Business Park hosted the annual event, supported by the Cambridge Independent, which this year’s event also included a relay race – in which 10 teams took part – for the very first time.
The 10k was won by David Hudson with a time of 33m 08s while Anna Harwood finished first in the female category with a time of 41m 17s.
As usual the money raised went to charity, with this year’s main beneficiary being Maggie’s Wallace Centre, a cancer treatment centre at Addenbrooke’s.
Andrea Chupacova, fundraising manager at the centre, who was at the race working as a marshall and cheering everybody on, told the Cambridge Independent: “The race was fantastically organised and I think they had over a thousand people taking part altogether, including the children, and we are so grateful that the organisers chose Maggie’s as their main charity for this year.”
Andrea added: “It was a really brilliant day, full of fun and some amazing results. Some people achieved their personal bests, so a really great day.”
Explaining a little more about Maggie’s and the work they do, Andrea said: “We provide practical, emotional and social support for people affected by cancer, their family and friends.
“We support just under 8,000 people a year with all different types of cancer. We are a drop-in centre, which means people don’t need an appointment – they can just drop in between Monday and Friday and speak to a professional member of staff.”
The final amount raised is not yet known. Andrea added: “I have spoken to the organisers and they need to wait for all the sponsorship money to come in before they can say how much has been donated to Maggie’s. I think we’ll find out in about two to three weeks’ time.”
Andrea concluded: “We are hugely grateful to the organisers for choosing Maggie’s and the money will stay in the Cambridgeshire area – it will support local people affected by cancer.”
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