2016 Grantchester Charity Runs Latest

The weather is set fair and we are expecting a record turn-out!

The Runs and Parking are located on the Trumpington side of Grantchester. Grantchester Village have kindly allowed us to use the Grantchester Village Charity Car Park which is about 200 meters towards Trumpington from the start of the Runs. There is a map on www.grantchester10k.org.

Please register when you arrive and pick up your run Bibs and GCR T-shirts if you have pre-donated to ACT and EACH for them. There will be a limited number of T-shirts available by donation on the day.

In the Registration area you will see representatives from our two chosen charities, the Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust (ACT) and East Anglia’s Children’ Hospices (EACH). Please stop by and say hello. Natalie Harman from Sports Corrective Therapy (see below) will also be on hand and don’t miss the warm-up with Chloe Beeton. A bag drop is available.

Justin Fairhall, from our gold sponsor Flair Catering, will be starting the 2016 Grantchester Charity Runs. Please be at the start line 5 minutes before the scheduled start times.

Schedule for Sunday.
On-Site Registration Opens: 9:00am
Warm-up with Chloe Beeton: 10:10am
10k Start: 10:30am
3k Start: 10:40am

post Race: Our tradition refreshments of tea, coffee and a sausage or bacon bap!
Presentations: Noon

As you go round the courses, you will be guided by our team of Marshals. Give them a wave as you go by! Water will be available between the 6 & 7 km marks and you’ll pass me twice on the 10k, just before 2km and just after 3km.

Please make sure you pick up your commemorative medals from the ACT and EACH representatives at the end of your run.

Natalie Harman, Sports Corrective Therapy
We are delighted to welcome Sports Therapist, Natalie Harman from Sports Corrective Therapy sportscorrectivetherapy.co.uk. Natalie will be on hand in the Registration area before and after the Grantchester Charity Runs offering injury advice, sports massage and kinesiology taping. Natalie is generously donating all the proceeds from these sessions to our chosen charities, ACT and EACH. Natalie will also have 50% off vouchers for further sessions at her Cambridge clinic. Natalie can be contacted at natalie@sportscorrectivetherapy.co.uk.

Chloe Beeton, local personal trainer
Prior to the Grantchester Charity Runs Chloe Beeton will be warming you all up! Chloe also offers nutrition products as part of her personal training service. Look for her in the Registration area after the Runs where she will have mini shots of Vegan Protein and energy bars for all runners to try. Chloe can be contacted at cebeeton@googlemail.com.

Thanks again for your support

Grantchester Charity Runs, www.grantchester10k.org

ps Please make sure your Bib number is visible as you cross the finish line. This will be a big help in our plan to have the first set of times and results up on www.grantchester10k.org during Sunday afternoon.

pps Please remember your Bib number.

ppps More detailed results (including photos and video) will appear during the following week, so please check back!

pppps Save the date, Sunday October 8th, 2017 for the next Grantchester Charity Runs….


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    • Simone on October 7, 2016 at 9:39 am
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    Can you please tell me if there are shower facilities available for after the race.

    Many thanks.

      • CM on October 7, 2016 at 2:43 pm
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      Hi Simone, Apologies… no shower facilities… Thanks for your support, Grantchester Charity Runs.

    • Erica Schwiening on October 7, 2016 at 7:48 pm
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    Looking forward to the run on Sunday. Will there be any burgers for those vegetarians amongst us when we finish the run?

      • CM on October 8, 2016 at 1:09 pm
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      Hi Erica, A vegetarian sausage will be available after the Runs. Thanks for you support

    • Paul on October 8, 2016 at 12:42 pm
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    Am I still able to register for the 10k?


      • CM on October 8, 2016 at 12:46 pm
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      Hi Everyone. For those who have not registered beforehand, it will be possible to register on-site tomorrow after 9am.
      Best Regards
      Grantchester Charity Runs

    • Emma on October 8, 2016 at 6:37 pm
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    Can I have the postcode please as I’m coming from Norfolk x

      • CM on October 8, 2016 at 6:59 pm
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      Hi Emma, CB3 9ND is the post code for the Orchard Tea Rooms. The Runs Start is about 100m further towards Trumpington from Grantchester (Parking another 200m). The map in the sidebar of the front page accurately shows the location of the Start. There will be signs and flags aplenty. Have a safe trip, GCR

    • Emma on October 9, 2016 at 12:22 pm
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    Just done the 10k run wondering if there will be a list of our times. Also a lady had a bad fall only on the first few yards bib no 119 as it was very tough at the start with everyone trying to get through. I help her up but no one came to her aid so I encouraged her to try and carry on. I hope she is ok from her fall.

    Many thanks

      • CM on October 9, 2016 at 5:01 pm
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      Hi Emma, Thanks for the update. I’ll check but I believe that lady is ok and I can confirm that #119 did complete the full 10k. We will look into improving that start for next year. Grantchester Charity Runs

      • Paul on October 9, 2016 at 6:37 pm
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      Hey Emma, I didn’t see the fall but I saw you helping the runner afterwards. I thought you were brilliant. Well done, you’re a star. Paul

    • John on October 9, 2016 at 1:17 pm
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    very nice to have a cuppa and a bun as a freebie at the end. thanks for that, and to all the volunteers helping out.

      • CM on October 9, 2016 at 4:57 pm
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      Hi John, Glad you enjoyed the run, Hope to see you next year!

  1. Oh no I hope the lady who fell is ok!

    Just wanted to say how great the run was today! brilliant weather and nice gentle terrain 🙂 great bacon bap @ the finish too!!! well done to all involved in putting on today’s event.

    I’ll be back next year for sure

      • CM on October 9, 2016 at 4:57 pm
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      Thanks, Andy, much appreciated. See you next year!

        • CM on October 9, 2016 at 5:02 pm
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        ps If the lady in question is #119, she did complete the course!

    • Paul on October 9, 2016 at 8:10 pm
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    Had a really great day today. A big thank you to all that had a hand in the organising and for the marshals that ensured the run went as well as it. The weather couldn’t have been better and the atmosphere was very friendly. Even better to get across the line to be greeted by a free cup of tea and a bacon roll.

    Thanks again. Will be back again next year.

    • Joanna on October 10, 2016 at 11:22 am
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    A great off road 10k with lovely views. The marshals were great encouraging us along. All round a great race.

    I donated towards a t-shirt when I entered online but didn’t get one. Is it too late.

      • CM on October 10, 2016 at 12:08 pm
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      Hi Joanna, Thanks for the kind words. We have some T-shirts available. Are you local to Cambridge/Grantchester?

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