Cambridge Half Marathon
On 5th March 2017, 8 runners fundraising for Living Sport will be joining 9000 other people in running the Saucony Cambridge Half Marathon. The target is to raise over £1000 for Living Sport and this money will be used to fund activity around one of our strategic areas of Women and Girls, Disability and Older People.
The route takes the runners on a whistle stop tour of the city passing The Backs and King’s College before running through the picturesque village of Granchester, returning through the Market Square and past the Round Church before reaching the amazing finish on Midsummer Common.
The runners include Living Sport’s Deputy Chief Executive, Claire Thorby, who prior to training for the race had never run further than 10k. She has commented that “it will be a slow run but all in a good cause. The money raised will support one of our campaigns to get more people active”. Find Claire’s BT donate page here: https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/clairethorby1
Amongst our other runners we have Debbie Dew from Dew’s Coaches, who is also a personal trainer, she commented that “Living Sport encourages everyone to take part in, and to benefit from a healthier lifestyle and activities that are fun and inclusive for all” and Greg Irving, who is a local General Practitioner and researcher at University of Cambridge where he works on the prevention of obesity and type 2 diabetes. He says “Initiatives such as the type that Living Sport deliver that improve participation in sport are so vital to local communities.”
Dan Thorby, who is an active member of Cambridge Triathlon Club, is tackling the half marathon for us dressed as a minion and Joey Colley, who runs up to 5 times a week and has previously run three half marathons, is running the Cambridge half for the first time.
Our final three runners are Claire Durso, who works in the health care sector and recognises how important physical activity is to both physical and mental health. She recently moved to Cambridge and has been to a few events hosted by Living Sport. She says “they have not only helped me find activities to do in the area but also helped me find friends and feel like I am part of the community”. Luke Seymour, who runs See More Fitness in Huntingdon, has always been passionate about keeping himself in shape, and he’s now helping other people do the same. Finally Catherine Allen, another Triathlete, from BRJ Run & Tri, who also works part time at See More Fitness, believes that communities working together can be unstoppable.