The popular Cottenham Fun Run 2018 is here again on Saturday 5th May 2018 at Cottenham Village College along with the Junior Run (which takes place around CVC playing fields, a distance of approximately one mile) . All entrants receive a medal at the finishing line. All proceeds, after costs, will be donated to the Cambridgeshire branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association.
Once again, we are indebted to Malary Limited for their ever-generous support and sponsorship.
All Junior competitors must be accompanied by an adult on the run.
Register on the Day at Cottenham Village College
Registration for both races starts at 09:00
The Junior Run starts at 10:00
The 7K run starts at 10:45 on Cottenham Village College playing fields and follows a measured seven kilometres on a well-marshalled route through and around the village – see route plan below.
Age categories and cost of entry are: Primary girl and boy (£3); Village College girl and boy (£4); Adult male and female (£6); Veterans (50+) male and female (£6).
All proceeds, after costs, will be donated to the Cambridgeshire branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association a group the sole aim of serving all those in the area who are living with motor neurone disease (MND) and their carers, family and friends.
There will also be a market on site – please contact the Fen Edge Community Association to book yourself a stall. It’s free for Fen Edge Community Association members.
Cottenham Fun Run 2017
Once again, the Cottenham 7K Fun Run provided a great morning out for athletes and spectators alike. The proud tradition, started nearly 30 years ago by Jasper Kay, continues to flourish.
This year, Saturday 6th May was cold and overcast. Perfect for runners, a bit challenging for the hardy market stalls, including Carlo’s Ices, attractively circled around the pond.
Fun Run Headquarters was up and ‘running’ at 06:00. Course to check, traffic signage to erect, kilometre markers to position. Then back to Cottenham Village College for the opening of race registration at 9 AM. This year, for the first time, we went digital, with internet pre-registration, a feature that will grow in future years.
First race was the mini Fun Run; one lap around the College playing field, a distance of approximately one mile. A total of 66 children participated, each with a race medal won for their fantastic achievement.
The main 7 Km race commenced at 10:45, with the race starting at the very top end of the College playing fields. A total of 129 runners competed, 47 of those school children.
The race comprises a measured seven kilometres, part on road, part cross country, taking a circular route around the village. First home was Mr Finn Johnson, with a superb time of 24 minutes, 40 seconds. First lady was Mara Johnson, with another great time of 29 minutes, 43 seconds.
The medal ceremony, provided just reward for the first three places to all race categories. Podium results, per category, as listed. All medal winners warmly congratulated by the appreciative crowd.
And that’s it. Pack it all up, put it all away, and eagerly await next year! Once again we are indebted to Malary Ltd waste recycling solutions for their ever generous support and sponsorship as well as the donations of race entrants and market stalls.
This year all monies received, after costs, totalled £850 and have been donated to ‘Twinkle Star Children’s Trust’. The Trust’s primary aims are to support local children’s projects, enrich the lives and educational experiences of children from disadvantaged and challenging backgrounds. Twinkle Star’s wider aims include raising children’s awareness of nature, educating them in the preservation of the environment for their futures. The Trust was established in memory of Isaac Chapman.