34 pictures of the 2022 Sawston Fun Run
After a lapse of two years caused by Covid, the Sawston Fun Run made a colourful return last Sunday (May 8).
Organised by the Rotary Club of Cambridge Sawston, the event attracted 1,115 entrants for the two charity fun runs (the 7.4k and the 4k) – one of the highest turnouts in its 36-year history.
Gerry Holloway, co-ordinator of the organising committee, said: “We were apprehensive about the appeal of the event after the Covid experience so we’re thrilled that so many turned out in support as entrants, marshals or by staffing water stations.
“We thank our sponsors Mica Hardware and Boswells and other sponsors and businesses and those in Sawston who contributed. It was just so good to see everyone enjoying themselves.”
It is hoped that more than £15,000 will being generated, taking the cumulative total close to £510,000. The overall winner was Andrew Mynott in a time of 24.31 minutes and the winning female was Isabella Shorten, a student at Sawston Village College, in 29.27 minutes.
The first boy from the college was Mathew Smith, who came first in the main race in his school year 7-11 category. Other winners were school years 1-6 Craig Calver and Amelie Crawford (short race), 17–39-year-olds Chris Kelly and Suzy Tautz (main race), 40–54-year-olds Andrew Mynott and Hannah Cooke (main race) and 55+ year-olds Shane Cahill and Chloe Brown (main race).
The biggest winners will be East Anglia’s Children’s Hospice (Each) at Milton and Rowan, a local charity that supports adults with learning disabilities. The run was also notable for being the final one that community stalwart Tony Collett will be involved in organising on account of “reaching a big birthday with an eight in”.