Health & Fitness: The Rundown. . .


By Louise Cummings


Grab your trainers and don those waterproofs as autumn is jam-packed with running events. Here’s our five favourites. . .

Ely Festive 5K, Sunday, November 24

Places are being snapped up fast for this popular fun run, which starts and finishes in the majestic grounds of Ely Cathedral, and raises funds for Arthur Rank Hospice Charity. Adding festive fun, expect to see merry runners tackle the course wearing festive fancy dress (last year we spotted reindeers, waddles of penguins, a selection of Quality Street sweets and a bauble beard!). Sign up now at arhc.org.uk/ely-5k-registration.asp or call (01223) 675888

The Rosie Rudolph Fun Run, Sunday, November 24

There’s an emphasis on fun in this friendly 3K at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, suitable for all runners and walkers - adults, children, mums with prams (in fact best decorated pram, adult and child do win prizes). There’ll be a variety of gift stalls and a raffle on the day, and every participant receives a medal. Sign up and help raise funds for the amazing Rosie Hospital and support the work of Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust. Find out more by emailing events@act4addenbrookes.org.uk or call (01223) 217757.

Merry runners from Ely's Festive 5k (18116135)
Merry runners from Ely's Festive 5k (18116135)

Histon & Impington Bonfire Burn, Sunday, November 3

In its ninth year, The Bonfire Burn is a late autumn favourite attracting almost 1,000 runners, but retaining a village community atmosphere. The multi-terrain 10k course starts at Histon & Impington Recreation Ground and passes along the northern county fringe of Cambridge, taking in the Guided Busway and Cambridge Science Park. More information at bonfireburn10k.co.uk

St Neots Half Marathon, Sunday, November 17

If you’re a serious runner, this top class half marathon is the perfect place to clinch a PB thanks to its three-mile downhill finish! It’s so popular that last year, all 1,750 race entries sold within six hours of opening. If you’re taking part, good luck on clinching a top time, and if not, why not turn out to cheer on the entrants as they pound those country roads? More at nicetrievents.com



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