Shelford Fun Run 2023 raises £5,000

… and was a sell out!

2023 has been our biggest (and hottest!) Shelford Fun Run to date, raising an amazing £5,000 for our two charities!

Twins Matthew and Issac making it a blistering 1st and 2nd home in 15:27.6 and 15.28.7!

Click HERE for the full results table.

So many people commented on the wonderful atmosphere and we were delighted to hear that some kind residents put out sprinklers to help our hot runners cool off –  a lovely touch!

“…all done with great enthusiasm…all the volunteers did a wonderful job in setting up the [race] village and ensuring all the runners had a great experience. Very well done to everyone this morning.”   – Race Adjudicator

Have you spotted your finish line photo from our fabulous chip timing provider Sublime Timing:

New this year, the Super Sensory 1k by Power2Inspire went down really well and we are hoping to continue to make our event as inclusive as possible going forward!

Many thanks also to Cara Coffee for opening and donating all proceeds from that morning.   Funds raised from the day will be split equally between our two host charities: Great Shelford Playscape, for the mini skate park phase of the masterplan project, and CamRARE for their Unique Feet community group supporting families with a child with a rare condition.

We want to send a massive THANK YOU to all our amazing volunteers who help set up and marshal the course and to our wonderful sponsors who cover the costs of putting on an official closed roads race ((scroll down to find out more about them) – we couldn’t do this without you all!


Returning as our GOLD sponsor, Bidwells are a leading property consultancy at the forefront of two of the most dynamic real estate markets in the UK: the Oxford-Cambridge Arc and the emerging field of Natural Capital.  Say hello to them at the 3k water station and collect your medal from their stand at the finish line!


Angli-EAR Hearing are an independent audiology clinic dedicated to delivering unparalleled service and support.  Spot their state of the art clinic near the start of the fun run route, just after you leave the recreation ground!

Wilson Partners are kindly sponsoring our event First Aid this year! They provide a suite of integrated, innovative and value-added accounting, tax and corporate finance solutions that empower businesses, investors and private clients to make better decisions.

Cuttsy+Cuttsy is a healthcare communications agency where people matter. They use clarity and conversation to bring healthcare to life by improving access and engagement across trials, treatments and beyond.  They are sponsoring our km markers this year, so look out for their logo as you pass!

Starting out life as Cambridge Miniworks in 2009, Cambridge Motorworks now have branches in Great Shelford and Wimpole. Specialising in sales and servicing of BMW Mini and VAG vehicles, but with the continuing ability to service all makes.


Costello Medical support the healthcare sector in the analysis, interpretation and communication of clinical and health economic data.

Gymbo’s is a dynamic and growing local company offering a range of services to cater for all aspects of health, fitness and wellbeing.  From personal training, small group training to nutritional workshops & seminars, we offer tailored services to clients from across Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire.

Housed in the charmingly restored historic station house next to Shelford Station in Great Shelford, Zara has been serving the community with award winning, authentic Indian cuisine since 2007.

Virtual Shelford Fun Run 2020: The Results

Thank you so much to everyone taking part in our event this year and congratulations to everyone who completed their virtual 5k!

Grid of 9 images: Including runners, a countryside view, a fitness tracker and a selfie close up. Text 'thank you' and 'shelford fun run 2020''. Brand logos for: Total Race Timing, Relief Chiropractic, Bibetta, NY Wines and Cambridge Fruit Co

It’s such a shame we couldn’t be together in the traditional sense (everyone in the same place at the same time, on the same day!), but it’s been fantastic to be able to hold the event in the virtual world and for our community still to be able to connect with each other!

Unfortunately, due to tightening restrictions on social gatherings, we have had to cancel the community event we had planned to hold, for people to collect their medals.  Instead we will be delivering and posting medals to you over the next few weeks.

Although we didn’t focus on winning times this year (due to everyone running their own routes) we do want to say huge congratulations to those who logged the fastest times:

Chris Smith (Male) – 00:19:35

Liz Carrothers (Female) – 00:23:25

Nate D (U18) – 00:24:28

Laurence M (U11) – 00:25:57

Photo: Head and shoulder close up of a young girl smiling at the cameraWe also want to give a particular shout out to Willow B, our #UniqueFeet competitor, who finds walking very difficult due to a rare genetic condition.   She took on the challenge to carry out the walk with her mum over a series of days to help encourage the family to get out and about after COVID shielding had paused.

This has been such a lovely benefit of the event having been virtual this year!

We’ve also had participants joining from far afield, and have had #ShelfordSelfie posts shared from Wales and Austria!

Perhaps something for us to think about, to make future events more incluisve?

You can find all the results on Total Race Timing’s website HERE!


We are delighted to announce the winners of…..

Best family #ShelfordSelfie is….. The Cornaby Family! 🎉

We loved that you all worked together and we were very excited to see you wore your fun run bibs and visited a ‘shelford selfie’ spot in the village!

You have won an amazing veg box from The Cambridge Fruit Company !  (We’ll send you an email to confirm and how to claim your prize)

We completed our 5k for the Shelford Fun Run today although ours was a 'fun walk' due to dodgy knees meaning neither of…

Posted by Beverley Anderson Cornaby on Sunday, 6 September 2020


Pot Luck Post Like & Comment is….. Collette Bentley!

We love carrot and hummus here too!  Tasty and healthy… win win!

We hope you love your Bibetta neoprene lunch bag as much as we do!

We want to give huge thanks to local businesses Cambridge Fruit Company and Bibetta for donating the amazing prizes, and to Noel Young Wines and Relief Chiropractic for their continued support and discount code offers for our ‘virtual goodie bags’ for participants! to give hugs

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See you next year!

Shelford Fun Run 2019: The Results

What a beautiful day, and so fantastic to see the village out in force and welcoming runners from all around the county (and beyond!)!

Start line before the raceWe had the most Shelford Fun Runners to date!

348 finishers!  Amazing!

The chip timing company brought with them some zippy new technology that made checking in a breeze and results were pretty instantaneous with text messages after the race.

New service facilities on the recreation ground (part of the Shelford Playscape masterplan) enabled us to have all the refreshments and entertainments in one zone, so we were able to keep the ‘race village’ nice and organised.

This year we also introduced a split start to give elite runners plenty of room to get off the mark, and the winners results were:

Patrick O’Hare (Male Adult): 16:35.9

Mikey Halton (Male U18):  19:47

Oliver Seaborn (Male U11): 20:02

Super speedy Oliver, who was hot on the heels of the 1st male U18,  just pipped the first woman to the post!

Nicola McBride  (Female Adult): 20.17

There was a bit of confusion as to which female under 18 arrived first, but judging by the finishing photos it was Sofia Munoz.  However, as she was wearing her father’s bib, she didn’t appear in her age category (Dad, you might want to keep your daughter’s time though!).  Making the female under 18s race a family affair…

Sofia Munoz (Female U18): 23:30

Emi Munoz (Female U11): 23.53

2019 fun runners setting off

Many congratulations to all the runners, everyone got back in under an hour, which is another event record!

CLICK HERE for the full list of RESULTS

We want to give a huge thanks to our volunteers (all 40 of them!) and to our sponsors including the marvellous Bidwells team who returned as our generous main sponsor, to Davies Solicitors, David Reed Homes, Day Accountants, AngliEar, Gymbos, Relief Chiropractic, Zara, and Waitrose.

Also to Tiara Hughes for a fantastic pre-race warm up and Noel Young Wines and Scotsdales Garden Centre for donating the prizes.

And not forgetting all the supporters, coffee drinkers and ice cream eaters!

Thank you all for making such a fabulous event, and for helping to raise funds (££ to be calculated!) for Shelford Playscape, the unique and inclusive playground which will enhance our amazing venue in the future!

For more photos of the day, pop over to the event ALBUM our Facebook Page.

Hope to see you all again next year….. watch this space for details!