600 join the New Year’s Eve 10k run at Little Downham organised by Ely Runners

PUBLISHED: 10:57 03 January 2018

Ely 10k run

Ely 10k run

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Six hundred runners took part in the sold-out race, staged by by Ely Runners, which has been held in Little Downham annually since 2001.

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Race director Nicky Ester described the event as a “huge success”.

“It was a huge success, everyone who I have spoken to had a really good time and I am delighted with how it went.

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“The race is always a great way to end the year and we were sold out early again this year, which shows just how popular the event is.

“I’d like to thank all the volunteers who made the race possible, a lot of hard work goes into organising the event, behind the scenes, so it is nice when people are saying how much they enjoyed it.”

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Aaron Scott won the men’s race in 32:15. In second place was Chris Darling of Cambridge & Coleridge AC in 33:10 with Steve Robinson of Peterborough AC third in 33:26.

Justine Anthony of West Suffolk AC claimed the top spot in the women’s race, winning in 37:36. Zoe MacDonald of Cambridge & Coleridge AC was second in 38:23 followed by Rachel Lindley from Striders of Croydon in 39:34.

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The last runner crossed the line in 1:24:18.

The race was sponsored by Advance Performance and Corkers Crisps and every finisher received a hard-earned packet of crisps along with a bottle of ale on crossing the line.

The results of the Ely Runners 10k are now in. Photo: Nicky Ester The results of the Ely Runners 10k are now in. Photo: Nicky Ester

The results of the Ely Runners 10k are now in. Photo: Nicky Ester The results of the Ely Runners 10k are now in. Photo: Nicky Ester

The results of the Ely Runners 10k are now in. Justine Anthony claimed the top spot in the women's race. Photo: Charlie BarkerThe results of the Ely Runners 10k are now in. Justine Anthony claimed the top spot in the women's race. Photo: Charlie Barker

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