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Runners tackle the Cambourne 10k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Runners tackle the Cambourne 10k. Picture: Keith Heppell

Arthur Rank Hospice Charity benefits from 10th annual event

Cambourne Fun Run 2018 raised money for Arthur Rank Hospice Charity. Picture: Keith Heppell
Cambourne Fun Run 2018 raised money for Arthur Rank Hospice Charity. Picture: Keith Heppell

The tenth annual Cambourne 10K on Sunday proved another great success, with hundreds of runners enjoying the all-terrain course - in spite of the recent weather.

Arthur Rank Hospice Charity is the beneficiary of this year’s event, which also included a relay event for two people to tackle the same course and a one-mile fun run.

David Wilson, of the Thames Hare & Hounds club, won the 10K with the impressive time of 33 minutes 42 seconds, while the first female home was Becky Hair, of the Cambridge & Coleridge Athletics Club, who finished in 40 minutes 45 seconds.

First place in the relay were Reece Millard and William Dales in a time of 38 minutes 10 seconds.

The winner of the fun fun was Isaac Rothwell, who completed the mile in 5 minutes 41 seconds, while the first female home was Emily Williams in 6 minutes 25 seconds.

Cambourne Consortium, Cambridge and Coleridge Athletics Club, Cambourne Parish Council and Cambourne Business Park organise the event, which relies on the dedication of enthusiastic volunteers.

Race director Neil Costello said: “The bad weather earlier in the month made the course very soft and wet in places. Fortunately, we’d had two days of breeze and warmth and it was a relief to find the course was dry enough to enjoy running.

“There were some excellent performances, particularly given the conditions. We were supported by Dr Lynn Morgan and her colleagues from Arthur Rank Hospice who marshalled the course brilliantly alongside the Cambourne army cadets and police cadets. And thanks to South Cambridgeshire MP Heidi Allen, who kindly presented the prizes.”

He added: “It’s the first time, in the event’s 10 years, that I’ve actually run in the race. I was tired at the end but it felt good.”

One of the organisers, Lesley Scobell, marketing manager for Cambourne Business Park, said: “We were delighted to welcome Heidi Allen to present the prizes to our talented winners. It’s fantastic to be celebrating a decade of 10K success and really worthwhile fundraising effort at Cambourne.

“We’ve been very grateful for sponsorship from Cambridge 105 Radio, who broadcast from the run and from My Pinnacle Nutrition, Odlo sports clothing and Barons BMW. Our donations to charity wouldn’t be possible without their generous support and help.”

Donna Talbot, director of fundraising and communications at Arthur Rank Hospice Charity, which provides services and support to people with life-limiting illness, said: “We were delighted to be informed by Neil Costello and the Cambourne 10k committee back in August last year that Arthur Rank Hospice Charity was to benefit from the Cambridge 10k in 2018.

“We love getting involved in local events and this is a highly respected run in the Cambridgeshire calendar. Historically the run is well supported, selling out every year so we are thrilled to be able to support by providing a number of enthusiastic volunteers who were there on the day acting as marshals and cheering the runners on.”

For the full results, visit www.cambridgecambourne10k.com.

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