Sign up for this year’s Grunty Fen Half-Marathon
THE Ely Standard has teamed up with the Ely Runners for the 2011 Ely Standard Grunty Fen Half-Marathon, the 21st running of the popular annual event.
We are urging all aspiring athletes, track starlets or even those who are just looking for a challenge to sign up.
We will once again be sponsoring this year’s race and we are keen to get the people of East Cambridgeshire and beyond trained and ready in time for the starter’s horn on Sunday, September 11.
The race, now benefiting from chip timing, is a 13.1 mile circuit across flat Fenland roads and footpaths starting at 10.30am from Witchford Village College with everybody aged 17 and over eligible to sign up.
All runners who finish the race will receive a commemorative gold-style medal and �5 Sweatshop voucher with cash prizes for the top three male and female finishers with the first male and female home set to receive the classic Grunty Fen Shield and a voucher for a pair of running shoes. There will also be prizes available for first male and female teams.
For those looking for something a little less intensive the club’s junior section are hosting a one mile Fun Run starting at 10.45am. All are welcome to this event and the club encourages families to give it a go.
The Ely Standard photographer will be in attendance on the day so be sure to wear your best smile and finest running gear and look out for your results and position in the September 15 edition of the paper which will feature a complete list of everybody involved on the day as well as the best snaps.
- 1 Family pay tribute to brothers, 13 and 17, killed in horror BMW crash
- 2 Table made from 5,000-year-old oak tree to be unveiled at Ely Cathedral in honour of The Queen
- 3 Girl, 7, left heartbroken after beloved rabbits are stolen
- 4 Food delivery robots taking to streets of Cambridgeshire
- 5 Recap: Severe disruption on Great Northern and Thameslink trains to London
- 6 Hand clinic offering additional type of treatment for arthritis sufferers
- 7 Princess Anne visits Wisbech's new Citizens Advice Bureau on Cambs trip
- 8 Princess Anne waves from Range Rover after landing in Wisbech
- 9 Boys, 13 and 17 killed in horror BMW crash near A47 in Peterborough
- 10 Table made from 5,000-year-old oak tree arrives at Ely Cathedral
With 370 runners already signed-up the half-marathon is filling up fast, to enter go to www.gruntyfen.co.uk, the cost is �15 for affiliated runners and �17 for those non-affiliated with entries closing on 7th September. Entry for the Fun Run is �2 on the day.