Shelford Fun Run 2021: The Results!

We were delighted to return with the Shelford Fun Run live event again this year, and were over the moon to have sold out our 350 places before the weekend!  Looking out of the window as I post this at the rain bucketing down, it seems we also had amazing luck with the weather!

As our route is a fast and flat certified 5k on closed roads, it appeals to a fabulous range of participants, from elite runners looking for a new personal best, to families with pre-schoolers and this year we had someone running on their 80th birthday!

Due to the chip timing we are able to have a staggered start, to give elite runners plenty of room to get off the mark, and this year to help enable greater distancing between participants.

The winners results were:

Darren Matthews  (Male Adult): 16:32.9

Charlie Minnette (Male u18): 18:23.0

Sally Knight (Female Adult): 21:01.8

Kate Russell (Female u18): 22:22.8

Sophie Christmas (Female u11): 23:40.3

Joseph Button (Male u11): 24:20.9

For the full list of RESULTS – CLICK HERE


A team of fabulous volunteers have worked hard all year to bring this wonderful event to life and we were joined by dozens more on the day to help set-up and marshal.  Thank you all for your support, it was an absolute joy to see the community out again giving it their all!

We also want to give a huge thank you to our fabulous sponsors including the marvellous Bidwells team who returned as our generous main sponsor and for providing volunteers on the day, and to AngliEarDavies Solicitors, David Reed Homes, Day AccountantsGymbos, Relief Chiropractic and Zara whose generous support means that all proceeds can go to Shelford Playscape!

It was great to be able to see the newly emerging Playscape alongside the start and finish funnel which previous fun run events have helped to finance.  This year the funds are going towards the next phase of the Great Shelford Playscape project – a new wheelscape (a hard landscaped skating/scooting area).  For more information about these and other projects around the rec head over to Shelford Playscape’s website.

Thanks also go to Waitrose for donating fruit and Tesco for donating the water, Noel Young Wines and Scotsdales Garden Centre for donating the winners prizes and to Cambridge City FC for providing marshals on the day as well as fielding Lily the Panda on the run!

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

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!