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In pictures: Northstowe Half Marathon and Acorn 5k held in aid of Cambridge Acorn Project





The Northstowe Half & Acorn 5k, supported again by the Cambridge Independent, was held last Sunday (14 April) in aid of the Cambridge Acorn Project, which offers therapeutic services to children, young people and families who have experienced trauma and face financial hardship.

Marcin Lis, founder and managing director of Northstowe Running Festival Events Ltd, said: “We were blessed with beautiful and sunny weather and the largest number of half marathon runners so far testing the new route around Northstowe including new lakes and a recently-opened footbridge.

The Northstowe Half Marathon. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Northstowe Half Marathon. Picture: Keith Heppell

“Thanks to Matt Webb from Star Radio, the atmosphere at the venue was electric and there were multiple cheering points along the route.

“Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors – Greenbelt Group, Athletic Brewing Co, Phoenix Events (East) Ltd, Fit Again Sports Therapy and Highgate Veterinary Clinic – we can donate all profits from the Acorn 5k race to our charity partner, Cambridge Acorn Project.”

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The Northstowe Acorn 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Northstowe Acorn 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Marcin Lis, founder and managing director, Northstowe Running Festival Events Ltd, with fellow organiser Lizz Mayers at the Northstowe Half Marathon and Acorn 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Marcin Lis, founder and managing director, Northstowe Running Festival Events Ltd, with fellow organiser Lizz Mayers at the Northstowe Half Marathon and Acorn 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Northstowe Half Marathon and Acorn 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Northstowe Half Marathon and Acorn 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Northstowe Half Marathon and Acorn 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Northstowe Half Marathon and Acorn 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Northstowe Half Marathon and Acorn 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Northstowe Half Marathon and Acorn 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Northstowe Half Marathon and Acorn 5k. Anna Douglas, the third woman back. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Northstowe Half Marathon and Acorn 5k. Anna Douglas, the third woman back. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Northstowe Half Marathon. Jessica Kennard, the second woman back. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Northstowe Half Marathon. Jessica Kennard, the second woman back. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Northstowe Half Marathon and Acorn 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Northstowe Half Marathon and Acorn 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Northstowe Half Marathon and Acorn 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Northstowe Half Marathon and Acorn 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Northstowe Half Marathon. Anna Klucnika, the first woman back. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Northstowe Half Marathon. Anna Klucnika, the first woman back. Picture: Keith Heppell

The first runner home in the half marathon was Ben Jones, with a time of 1:14:31. Second was Neil Tween, with a time of 1:21:19, and in third was Sean Taylor in 1:22:11.

The first female runner back was Anna Klucnika, who finished 13th overall, with a time of 1:28:03. Second was Jessica Kennard (18th overall) with a time of 1:32:37, and third was Anna Douglas (in 27th overall) with a time of 1:35:18.

The winner of the Acorn 5k was Tom Moss, with a time of 18:06. In second place was Tom Nethercott in a time of 18:21, and in third was Rhys Roberts in 18:59.

The first female runner home was Jen Moss, who was sixth overall, in a time of 20:52. In second place was Katharina Strege (11th overall) with a time of 23:06, and in third place was Rachel Challis with a time of 25:02.

The Northstowe Half Marathon. Neil Tween, the second man back. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Northstowe Half Marathon. Neil Tween, the second man back. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Northstowe Acorn 5k. Rachel Challis, the third woman back. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Northstowe Acorn 5k. Rachel Challis, the third woman back. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Northstowe Acorn 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Northstowe Acorn 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Northstowe Acorn 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Northstowe Acorn 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Northstowe Half Marathon. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Northstowe Half Marathon. Picture: Keith Heppell
The warm-up for the Acorn 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
The warm-up for the Acorn 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Warm-up for the Acorn 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Warm-up for the Acorn 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Northstowe Acorn 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Northstowe Acorn 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Northstowe Half Marathon warm-up. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Northstowe Half Marathon warm-up. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Northstowe Half Marathon warm-up. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Northstowe Half Marathon warm-up. Picture: Keith Heppell

Marcin added: “We will announce soon how much was raised. I would like to express my gratitude to our amazing volunteers and partners for making this event possible. We’ll announce the date of next year's event soon.”

Hannah Golding, of Cambridge Acorn Project, added: “It was fantastic to see so many people supporting the work of Cambridge Acorn Project.

“Thank you to everyone who took part and to all the volunteers that helped the day go so well. Every penny raised for Cambridge Acorn Project will help children and their families across Cambridgeshire to emotionally recover from trauma and abuse.”

The Northstowe Half Marathon and Acorn 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Northstowe Half Marathon and Acorn 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Northstowe Half Marathon and Acorn 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Northstowe Half Marathon and Acorn 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell

For more information, visit northstowehalf.co.uk.



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