The 13th annual Grantchester Charity Runs, supported by the Cambridge Independent and sponsored by Bidwells, once again proved popular.
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Windy weather caused problems for the race arch but that didn’t stop more than 300 people turning out on Sunday (September 24) to tackle the 10k and 3k courses that ran through the Grantchester countryside.
This year’s fundraising for Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust (ACT) will help buy the hospital a surgical robot (bit.ly/3PQdlLv), and proceeds from the event will also go to Maggie’s (maggies.org), a charity that provides free practical, emotional and social support to people affected by cancer.
Christie Marrian, one of the event organisers, noted that 271 finished the race and there was “a good crowd watching” them.
“I hadn’t quite appreciated how many people showed up to watch, so next year we’re thinking of getting a coffee stall!” said Christie, adding that the money is still being counted but the organisers are confident that they will beat last year’s total of £2,800.
The top three finishers in the 10k men’s race were Tom Bracegirdle (37:13), Seb Allen-Johnstone (39:07), and Douglas Maslin (39:29), while the top three women in the 10k were Rachel Lindley(42:43), Megan Williams (43:12), and Viviana Rojas (44:50).
In the 3k, the top three men were Craig Calver (11:23), William Mayes (11:47), and Jasper van Gael (12:45). The top three women in the 3k were Anna Bracegirdle (14:51), Lara O'Reilly (15:18), and Neve Teverson (16:40).