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More than 500 runners enjoyed the first Northstowe Running Festival – and its success means it will return annually.

The Northstowe Running Festival. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Northstowe Running Festival. Picture: Keith Heppell

With family activities and food on offer, the event on Sunday (September 5) included a 10k race, a 5k fun run and a family mile, which started in Western Park.

The Northstowe Running Festival. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Northstowe Running Festival. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Northstowe Running Festival. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Northstowe Running Festival. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Northstowe Running Festival. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Northstowe Running Festival. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Northstowe Running Festival. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Northstowe Running Festival. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Northstowe Running Festival. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Northstowe Running Festival. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Northstowe Running Festival. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Northstowe Running Festival. Picture: Keith Heppell

All profits from the 5k and the family mile will be helping to support four local schools The Pathfinder C of E Primary, Hatton Park Primary School, Northstowe Secondary College, and the Martin Bacon Academy, which also had their own stalls. The amounts raised for them should be known soon.

The Northstowe Running Festival. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Northstowe Running Festival. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Northstowe Running Festival. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Northstowe Running Festival. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Northstowe Running Festival. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Northstowe Running Festival. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Northstowe Running Festival. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Northstowe Running Festival. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Northstowe Running Festival. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Northstowe Running Festival. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Northstowe Running Festival. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Northstowe Running Festival. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Northstowe Running Festival. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Northstowe Running Festival. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Northstowe Running Festival. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Northstowe Running Festival. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Northstowe Running Festival. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Northstowe Running Festival. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Northstowe Running Festival. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Northstowe Running Festival. Picture: Keith Heppell

Marcin Lis, founder and events manager, said the festival – which was supported by the Cambridge Independent – was a “huge success”, adding that more than 500 took part.

“The weather was so lovely and the turnout was so good, so there were many families with their children,” he continued. “The other activities and games we’d prepared were busy all day, and the street food market was packed all the time – I think at some point the queue for the ice cream van was over 50 metres long!”

The Northstowe Running Festival. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Northstowe Running Festival. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Northstowe Running Festival. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Northstowe Running Festival. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Northstowe Running Festival. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Northstowe Running Festival. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Northstowe Running Festival. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Northstowe Running Festival. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Northstowe Running Festival. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Northstowe Running Festival. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Northstowe Running Festival. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Northstowe Running Festival. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Northstowe Running Festival. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Northstowe Running Festival. Picture: Keith Heppell

Marcin said it will definitely become an annual event. The first three men to finish the 10k were:

  • 1. Joseph Turner – Cambridge & Coleridge AC
  • 2. Michael Gilbert - Cambridge & Coleridge AC
  • 3. Adam Tapley - Cambridge & Coleridge AC

And the first three women were:

  • 1. Emma Hodson – Cambridge University Hare and Hounds
  • 2. Rachel Porter – Cambridge & Coleridge AC
  • 3. Jen Moss – HI Runners.

The Cambridge Independent and Cambridge 105 Radio were the media partners for the event.

The headline sponsors were Fit Again Sports Therapy, House by Urban Splash, Functional 45 Training and Tesco. Visit northstowerunfest.co.uk.

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