Thousands of hardy runners braved snow and cold conditions to take part in the Cambridge Half Marathon on Sunday March 10.  Having increased the field from 3,000 in 2012 to 4,500 in 2013, organisers One Step Beyond Promotions, along with a team 250 marshals, closed the streets to allow the runners to take in the beautiful surroundings of Cambridge City Centre.

 

Despite the cold conditions the new course proved to be very popular with the runners as many personal best times were achieved.  The course record was also smashed by the male winner Jon Pepper, in a time of 01:06:15, who dominated from start to finish.  The Women’s race also saw a suitably impressive performance from Lorna Russell winning in a time of 01:15:15.

With music hotspots along the route and bands playing from the stage, the event had all the ingredients of a large City Half Marathon.  Cancer Research UK, the sole charity of the event, hope to raise in the region of £150,000, so well done to everyone who took part!

 

Plans are already in full swing for the 2014 race which will largely be run on the same route but hopefully in better weather!

 

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10th March 2013
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