What happens when you combine 10,000 runners and 13.1 miles of closed road in Cambridge? The Cambridge Half Marathon, of course! In today’s blog, we are celebrating the fantastic achievements of our six runners who completed the challenge last weekend.

After an early start, our six runners joined the herd in the starting funnels on Midsummer Common. The gun went off at 9:30 sharp and a stampede of lycra-clad legs set off for a lengthy journey around the city. After looping around Elizabeth Way and Chesterton Road, the runners made their way through the cobbled central town, down to Trumpington and Granchester and around to Fen Causeway, before wibbling around the central area back to Midsummer Common.

First in was Heterogeneous’s Patrick Short who completed the course in an amazing 1:39.53 – two minutes faster than his target! He was shortly followed by Rob Drane and Healx’s Meera Swami and Dave Brown, who finished in 1:56.07, 2:08.18 and 2:13.05 respectively. Bringing up the rear – but still finishing in very respectable times – were Julia Schmied in 2:20.44 and Alex Gedney in 2:27.38.

We would like to say a huge thank you to all of our runners for taking on this challenge with such determination and positivity. The six raised an incredible £2,000+ for us, with more money still trickling in. This is such a significant sum for a small charity like ours and it really will help us support more families affected by rare diseases. If you would like to contribute, please check out our Cam Half fundraising campaign here.

If you’re inspired by our runners, why not take on your own challenge? We’d love to hear your ideas and provide fundraising support – please email maryrose@findacure.org.uk!