Beating Manchester at its own game …
Couldn’t make the Great Manchester Run last Sunday? We have a 10k and Half Marathon here in Ely to look forward to instead, and we think parking will be a lot easier!
Starting and finishing at Ely’s iconic 11th century cathedral, the Ely Tri Club 2023 Runfest offers a choice of distances including 10k, Half Marathon, Marathon and a 66k Ultra, all of which take in more of this beautiful, historic city before heading out into the Cambridgeshire countryside.
Most of the course involves quiet, traffic free paths along the banks of the rivers Great Ouse and Cam and their adjacent fens (there’s only one short, gentle climb through Cherry Hill Park in the entire race). Those running the Marathon and Ultra get the added bonus of a trip through the Wicken Fen nature reserve.
This is a low key, friendly event which welcomes adult runners aged 18 or over of all abilities. There’s a few obstacles (steps, stiles, cattle grids etc) along the way, but whatever your pace or goal there’ll be plenty of food/drink stations and enthusiastic marshal support throughout.