Race Reports

Beat The Tide



Ely Runners, John Glover and Karl Bedingfield decided to take on the unique challenge of ‘Beat The Tide’, a 10K along the firm sand of Hunstanton and Heacham beaches.

Breckland 10K



Breckland is a pleasant low key event on quiet roads surrounded by forest. It is a fast course and although the first 2K is mostly uphill, the final 2K is invitingly downhill.




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Bere Pen 10K



Ely Runner, Ross Payne was in the Cornwall/Devon area for Bank Holiday weekend. Whilst there entered the Bere Pen 10K – described as a scenic ‘3 down, 3 up’ road run around the Tamar Peninsular.

Thames Path 100



Three Ely Runners (Craig Holgate, David Gillespie and Mark Bell) were amongst the group of around 300 runners who took part in this year’s TP100; a 100 mile ultra race along the River Thames from Richmond to Oxford.

Boston Marathon (UK)



The inaugural Boston Marathon (UK) took place on Sunday 17th April. No qualifying times or airfares were needed, just the ability to get yourself up the A16 to Boston College.

South Downs Way 50



On Sunday 9th April, Ely Runner David Mould set off on his first Centurion event. David joined 378 others on the start line of The South Downs Way 50. The course is run along the South Downs Way, with 85% being on trail – this meant that the heavy overnight rain, prior to the race, made the course very damp and muddy.

Wymondham 20



In it’s 22nd year, this is a medium sized open race is used by many runners as a training or fine tuning event for London, others taking on the unique challenge of a 20m road race.

Turing Trail Relay



Formerly a semi-open relay race with teams from many clubs, in more recent years this race has morphed into an annual invitation match between Ely Runners and local Hash House Harriers, St. Radegund.

Students are not generally renowned for the types of local political and logistical organisation required to put on a half marathon and full marathon in an urban environment as one. But Cambridge students are no ordinary students, and putting on such an event on the first Sunday in March is exactly what they have achieved.

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