With only four and half weeks to go, Saucony Cambridge Half Marathon is fast approaching. The historic university city will play host to its biggest half marathon to date with 9,000 taking part on Sunday 5 March. Entries for the 2017 Cambridge Half Marathon sold out within 58 hours (although there are still a limited number of charity places available via Cancer Research UK), a testament to its popularity and the attractive location.
The entry list contains a mixture of club and ‘fun’ runners of all ages, ranging from 18 to 76, with nearly one in six participating in their first half marathon.
Amongst the entries is RunABC Midlands columnist and Teacups & Trainers blogger Joanna Barlow. Joanna is running Cambridge Half Marathon as part of her preparation for the London Marathon and her sub 4-hour goal. Joanna’s blog has been nominated for the 2017 Running Awards.
Runners will go off in two waves - at 9.30am and 9.38am based upon their estimated finishing times. They follow a scenic route around the city that starts and finishes at Midsummer Common and will receive a medal, goody bag and a cold beer at the finish.