13 Ely Runners Juniors took part in the Anna’s Hope 5k race at Peterborough on Sunday.

The event is part of the Great Eastern Run Half Marathon, which is traffic-free going through the city centre and the cathedral grounds and finishing on Bishops Road.

The first Ely Runners Junior home was Ruby Rae-Smith in 20.30 coming 25th, knocking two minutes off her time from last year.

Ruby was also the first female finisher, which won her a prize.

Close behind her was Toby Beardon in 26th (20.31), George Smith 44th (22.20), Poppy Baddeley 48th (22.26), Theo Gilbert 50th (22.52), Ted Beardon 55th (22.52), Oliver Claydon 61st (23.12), Casper Vialls 68th (23.30), Zac Colcomb 69th (23.42), Poppy Smith 78th (24.24), Connie Abraham 79th (24.24), Marcus Bank 98th (25.07), Callum Bank 136th (27.04). 

Senior Female member Julie Smith was 498th in 39.53 with 788 finishers.

In the half-marathon, Paul Brear-Clarkson was 144th in 01.24.27, Alice Brear-Clarkson 145th in 01.24.27, Caroline Brown 816th in 01.44.07, Matt Potts 1122nd in 01.50.26 and Andrew Thompson 1653rd in 02.00.47.

There were 2792 finishers.


Club Coach Alan Rutterford was a UKA Race Official on the day, Scrutineering the event to make sure it complies to the gold grade it has achieved over the years. Also being Ruby’s coach, it made the day more special seeing her come in as the first female. I think her recent success in the Pentathlon a few weeks ago has made her a stronger runner. They all did very well, and it’s down to the training schedule and their amazing coaches.


In the Mizuno Amsterdam Half Marathon Estivy Perez was 2,723rd in 01.42.55 and Debbie Abraham was 9,600th in a PB time of 02.03.01 with 15,850 finishers.