Team ARU: Cambridge Half Marathon

Sunday 3rd March 2019 – Cambridge Half Marathon


Roughly 10,000 runners took part in the 13.1 mile race in its biggest ever year. This year was the 8th annual Saucony Cambridge Half Marathon and the 5th year we as a University have supported the race.

Sunday’s Cambridge Half Marathon took runners on a truly unforgettable journey through the beautiful city of Cambridge, passing countless historic landmarks such as the Round Church, King’s College and the Fitzwilliam Museum.

170 ARU Students, Staff, Alumni and family members/friends of ARU associates were entered into the marathon.


The wet weather conditions did not dampen our runner’s spirits. It was a brilliant day which saw many different reasons for racing to come together to drive our runners on and towards that all important finish line. Ruskin the Rhino was out in full force, motivating runners and keeping their spirits high at the half-way stage as well as our team of staff who were supporting the event and our runners throughout the day.

Joseph Hawes was the first male member of the Anglia Ruskin team to cross the line in an impressive 1 hour 20 minutes and 15 seconds, with Susie Chesher crossing the line first from our female runners in a time of 1 hour 25 minutes and 03 seconds. Another impressive result was from Phoebe Aldrich who finished as the 3rd best female junior runner with a time of 1 hour 43 minutes and 25 seconds. All our entries put on a fantastic display.


All ARU runners did everyone at Anglia Ruskin University proud and showed great effort not only on race day but putting in the hours of training beforehand.

The University also supported the event by hosting 2 training seminar evenings in early January 2019, these were open to all Cambridge half marathon runners who travelled from up and down the country to get an insight from experts into nutrition, pacing, injury rehabilitation and prevention. For the second time the university also hosted the Cambridge Half Marathon Expo event on Friday 1st March and Saturday 2nd March, which was a chance for all runners to collect their race packs and meet other fellow runners.

For the Cambridge Half Marathon official race results, please click here

To check out our coverage of the day, follow our social media activity here.

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