CAMBS: Pulling on your running shoes for charity 10k

St Neots 10k

St Neots 10k - Credit: Archant

THERE’S still time to sign up for the St Neots 10k race.

Organised by the Riverside Runners, the charity race is sponsored by Circle, Anglia Co-op and Turnstone Estates and raises money for The Hunts Post’s New Life Appeal.

Last year, the race attracted more than 400 runners and was rated among the best 10ks in Britain.

Liz Hiner, organiser and Riverside Runners Club captain, said the course record and time to beat was 36 minutes and 15 seconds – set last year by Riverside Runners’ Paul Oliver.

She said: “It’s a scenic and flat course which is great to run. It’s a challenging run but not hard, so everyone can take part.


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“Last year, Paul Oliver set a very good time but it would be fantastic if someone could break it.”

The course follows a mix of off-road, paths, a small section of roads and crosses the River Great Ouse four times.

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Up to 600 people can take part and there is a T-shirt, winners’ prizes, a memento, and goody bags for those who run.

There is also a fun run around Riverside Park, where the race starts and ends. The event, on July 14, is open to anyone who wants to take part and will raise funds for the Special Care Baby Unit at Hinchingbrooke Hospital.

Runners are also being sought to take part on behalf of the Woodlands Cancer Centre at the hospital to help fund its expansion.

Liz said: “Last year, we raised nearly £5,000 for the great charity appeal and we want to do better this year. We have already had hundreds of people sign up but we’d like more.”

INFORMATION: The St Neots 10k is at 10.30am on Sunday, July 14. To register to take part visit www.runnersworld.co.uk and search under “events”. For more information, you can visit 10k.riversiderunnersraces.co.uk

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