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Appealing to runners from the novice to the experienced, the annual Cambridge Cambourne 10k proved a success on Sunday (September 26).

Cambridge Cambourne 10k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Cambridge Cambourne 10k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Cambridge Cambourne 10k winner James Orrell. Picture: Keith Heppell
Cambridge Cambourne 10k winner James Orrell. Picture: Keith Heppell
Cambridge Cambourne 10k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Cambridge Cambourne 10k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Cambridge Cambourne 10k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Cambridge Cambourne 10k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Cambridge Cambourne 10k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Cambridge Cambourne 10k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Cambridge Cambourne 10k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Cambridge Cambourne 10k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Cambridge Cambourne 10k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Cambridge Cambourne 10k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Cambridge Cambourne 10k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Cambridge Cambourne 10k. Picture: Keith Heppell

Joined by its sister event, the Cambridge Cambourne Fun Run, the course passes through wooded areas and alongside lakes. It is almost entirely off road and is traffic-free. For 2021, the organisers of the run – which normally takes place in April and had to be postponed last year – partnered with Active Training World, which managed the event bookings, race timing and results.

The 10k was won by James Orrell (34min 21sec) while the fastest woman was Becky Wright (40:01). Gordon Aspin, race director, said: “We were pretty pleased with the turnout we got – there were about 300 runners on the main event, the 10k, and about 40 juniors in the fun run, which is about a mile run.

Cambridge Cambourne 10k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Cambridge Cambourne 10k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Cambridge Cambourne 10k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Cambridge Cambourne 10k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Cambridge Cambourne 10k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Cambridge Cambourne 10k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Cambridge Cambourne 10k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Cambridge Cambourne 10k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Cambridge Cambourne Fun Run winner, Ewan Thompson. Picture: Keith Heppell
Cambridge Cambourne Fun Run winner, Ewan Thompson. Picture: Keith Heppell
Cambridge Cambourne 10k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Cambridge Cambourne 10k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Cambridge Cambourne 10k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Cambridge Cambourne 10k. Picture: Keith Heppell

“The numbers are down compared to previous years but I think a lot of races’ numbers are down for a number of reasons. There were other races on the same day so I think we were very happy with 300.”

Cambourne’s run was one of five in the county on Sunday morning. Gordon continued: “We had a lot of support from Cambourne Town Council, who we worked closely with in setting the thing up, and also Vine School were helping out again at the water station at the 5k point.”

Cambridge Cambourne 10k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Cambridge Cambourne 10k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Cambridge Cambourne 10k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Cambridge Cambourne 10k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Cambridge Cambourne 10k. Becky Wright, the first lady back. Picture: Keith Heppell
Cambridge Cambourne 10k. Becky Wright, the first lady back. Picture: Keith Heppell
Cambridge Cambourne 10k. Picture: Keith Heppell
Cambridge Cambourne 10k. Picture: Keith Heppell

The event will, all being well, return in April 2022. “Hopefully we’ll be able to get back to the sort of numbers that we were seeing in previous years,” said Gordon. Visit facebook.com/cambourne10K/. Don't miss this week's Cambridge Independent (September 29-October 5 issue) for a picture special from the day.

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