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In pictures: Northstowe Running Festival is the biggest yet





Northstowe Running Festival, supported once again by the Cambridge Independent, returned with a range of races – and there were more competitors than ever.

Northstowe Running Festival 10k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Running Festival 10k. Picture: Keith Heppell

A half-marathon, 10K, 5K and family mile took place on Saturday (September 2) in and around the new town, with longer courses heading out past some of neighbouring Longstanton’s landmarks into the countryside, before heading back to the finish line at Western Park.

Northstowe Running Festival, 5k, Gemma Coe, second woman back. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Running Festival, 5k, Gemma Coe, second woman back. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Running Festival, 5k, Daniel Hurst, first man back. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Running Festival, 5k, Daniel Hurst, first man back. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Running Festival, 5k, Gina Hurrell, first woman back. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Running Festival, 5k, Gina Hurrell, first woman back. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Running Festival 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Running Festival 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Running Festival 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Running Festival 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Running Festival 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Running Festival 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Running Festival 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Running Festival 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Half Marathon, Georgie Freeman, first woman back. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Half Marathon, Georgie Freeman, first woman back. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Running Festival 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Running Festival 5k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Running Festival 10k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Running Festival 10k. Picture: Keith Heppell

Lizz Mayers, event manager, called the event “our most successful event so far, with nearly 700 people signing up, and over 600 attending to run in one of the races”.

She added: “It was the busiest for us so far. Thanks to generous support from Northstowe Town Council, Greenbelt Group, F45 Training, Phoenix Events East Ltd, Athletic Brewing Company and Ponnek, we were able to support three local charities: Care Network Cambridgeshire, Cam Sight, and children’s mental health charity Blue Smile, as well as local schools.

Northstowe Running Festival 10k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Running Festival 10k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Running Festival 10k winner Matthew Flitton. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Running Festival 10k winner Matthew Flitton. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Running Festival, Katie Godof, first woman in the 10k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Running Festival, Katie Godof, first woman in the 10k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Running Festival 10k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Running Festival 10k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Running Festival, Roy Ramon Pelegrin, second in the 10k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Running Festival, Roy Ramon Pelegrin, second in the 10k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Running Festival, Matthew Flitton, winner in the 10k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Running Festival, Matthew Flitton, winner in the 10k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Running Festival 10k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Running Festival 10k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Running Festival 10k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Running Festival 10k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Running Festival 10k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Running Festival 10k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Running Festival 10k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Running Festival 10k. Picture: Keith Heppell

The total raised so far is over £6,500. “The event venue was buzzing, filled with multiple attractions for kids and families. Street food trucks and mobile bars attracted hundreds of spectators who also joined later to listen to the live performance by award-winning local artist Melody Causton on the Cambridge 105 Radio stage.

“We would like to thank our amazing volunteers and many local groups and partners; the event was a great demonstration of amazing community spirit and the real heart of Northstowe Town.” The date of next year’s event will be announced soon.

Northstowe Running Festival 10k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Running Festival 10k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Running Festival 10k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Running Festival 10k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Running Festival Half Marathon. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Running Festival Half Marathon. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Running Festival. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Running Festival. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Running Festival. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Running Festival. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Running Festival. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Running Festival. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Running Festival. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Running Festival. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Running Festival. Picture: Keith Heppell
Northstowe Running Festival. Picture: Keith Heppell

The winners:

Half-marathon: first three men 1. Tom Barnes – 1:21:38 – C-Squad 2. Ryan Wakefield – 1:21:59 3. Alex Grafton – 1:25:06

Half-marathon: first three women 1. Georgie Freeman (10th overall) – 1:31:54 – C-Squad 2. Lee Cackett – 1:31:55 (11th) – C- Squad 3. Antonia Langworthy (17th) – 1:39:49

10k: top five men and women 1. Matthew Flitton – 38:12 2. Roy Ramon Pelegrin – 38:59 3. Katie Godof – 39:37 (Olney Runners) 4. Mark Jenner – 40:41 5. Catherine Lovegrove – 42:24

5k: top three men 1. Daniel Hurst – 18:04 2. Hugo Tordesillas – 18:46 3. Karol Bukowy – 19:31 5k – top three women 1. Gina Hurrell –23:38 (Royston Runners) 2. Gemma Coe – 26:12 3. Felicity Sewell – 27:35 (C-Squad Jnr)

[Read more: Northstowe Running Festival granted licence to add music, dance and cinema in future]

For more information, visit northstowerunfest.co.uk.



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