Fun run success

Undergraduates, graduates, Fellows (Drs David Cole and Andy Hacket Pain), and even the family members of a Fellow and a student took part in this year’s Fitz 5k race on Sunday 30 October.

The run was organised by Fellows Dr Rachel Camina and Dr Matthew Wingate, both keen runners and both of whom have in the past run for Fitzwilliam in the Chariots of Fire relay race.

The purpose of the fun run was to demonstrate ‘fitness of body and tenacity of spirit’, with the added bonus of prizes for the first three men, first three women, and team.

Dr Sean Holly, the College’s President and Dean, started the race at 11am from the south end of Wilberforce Road. The halfway point, marshalled by Fellow Dr Angie Tavernor, was at the Plough pub in Coton, where those taking part had to run round her and make their way back to Wilberforce Road where the finish line was located.

This year’s race results were as follows:

Winners of 5k fun run on 30 October 2016FIRST PLACE

Men: Dominic Jaques (third-year NatSci – pictured)

Women: Rosie Allen (pictured) - visiting younger sister of Henry Allen (first-year Engineering)




Men: Edgar Thornton (first-year Geography)

Women: Jemima Gasson (second-year NatSci)




Men: Saeed Kayhanian (first-year Clinical Medicine)

Women: Rebecca Lerardo (MPhil Public Policy)




‘DEAD’- Dominic Jaques (third-year NatSci), Edgar Thornton (first-year Geography), Dr Andy Hacket Pain (Geography Bye-Fellow), and Dan Smallbone (third-year Engineering). 

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