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Latest News - 2017

2017 Club Cross Country Results

New Beginners Course - Starts 9th January 2017

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New Club Kit now available in the online store!

Kids' women's and men's vests, hoodies, beanie hats and fluo tech t shirts

Club Kit Online Store

New Year's Eve 10k

SOLD OUT - see you on the 31st!

Race Website

ER Craig Holgate selected for team GB at IAU World 100km

Spain, November 27th


EMAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships

Entries for the EMAC Track & Field Champs are now open for registration. As a reminder the Championships take place on Sunday, 3rd September at the Biggleswade AC track at Sandy. This meeting is being organised by Luton AC.


New junior members - there is currently a waiting list for new junior members, please email
Ely Runners 1m Handicap, 14th July - Results

New Beginners Course - Starts 18th July 2016

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Ely Runners 10k Handicap, 16th June - Results

Kevin Henry 5k League 2016

Cambridge Triathlon Club, Impington - 28th April - Individual Results Team Results

Ely Runners, Witchford - 19th May - Individual Results Team Results

Newmarket Joggers, Newmarket - 9th June Individual Results Team Results

Saffron Striders, Newport - 7th July Individual Results Team Results

Haverhill Running Club, Kedington - 4th August

Cambridge & College AC, Cambridge - 1st Sep

League Website

Thanks to all who ran and organised the New Year's Eve 10k 2015!

Ely Runners wishes you a happy 2016 - SEE YOU ALL AGAIN ON 31st DECEMBER!

Entries will open last weekend of September

Provisional Race Results

Cambridgeshire Athletics Association Road Race League

Thorney 10km (April)
Eye 10km (May 8)
Ramsey 10km (June 26)
March Spud Run (July 3)
Thorney 5
Nene Valley 5km (Aug 17)
Fenland 10

Race Results & Reports

The Race Reports section of the website is now up to date. If members have any results or reports to submit then please send them to as it's always good to hear how members are performing in local and not so local races - in particular if it's a race you'd recommend to others. Even if you're one of many ER at a local race, we're happy to receive race reports from multiple people

Ely Runners meet for training every Tuesday and Thursday evening at 7pm on the upstairs bar room of the Paradise Centre, Ely (see location ) where there is the club notice board in the foyer, and access to changing rooms, showers, gym and a bar.

Evening training runs are varied and enjoyable. Tuesday training consists of hill training (even in the Fens!), speed work, repetitions and intervals. Thursday training is usually a longer steady run (with shorter options for beginners) around the City or into the surrounding countryside, depending on daylight. For members not racing on Sundays, training runs of various distances are often arranged for 9am from the Paradise Centre.

Runners of any ability or standard are always welcome to join the club. For membership enquiries email :-  or just turn up at the Paradise Centre at 7 pm on a training evening.  Joining information can be found on the How to join page.

In October 2008, the following‘Club of the Month’ profile appeared on the Association of Running Club’s website :

Ely Runners was formed in 1985 and now has over 200 members. Since then, rail and road links have improved and the population of the small city of Ely, with its close proximity to Cambridge, has grown from about 12,000 to a younger population of about 18,000. The club has Community Amateur Sports Club status.

Ely Runners train from the Paradise Sports Centre in Ely on Tuesday (intervals and hills) and Thursday (steady run) evenings, and Sunday mornings (long mixed terrain run). The evening sessions have varied daylight and dark programmes with options according to ability.  They are enthusiastically attended with 30-40 members present.

The club has a wide range of membership from Juniors to over 70 years of age. About a third are ladies. The club’s current activities are cross-country, trail running, road running, fell running, track racing, and race walking. Whilst the club caters for runners of all abilities, it has achieved many successes in national, regional, open, championship, relay and league events. There are plans for an athletics stadium in Ely and the club hopes to expand its success into track and field activities.

True to their Fen Tigers tradition of not being overwhelmed by outside influences, including excessive bureaucracy, Ely Runners were the first club to be affiliated to ARC. Also, the 2007 Grunty Fen Half Marathon was the first ARC permit event and included the 1st ARC championships. Former club secretary John Turner is on the steering committee and also a director of ARC.

The club is also affiliated to ABAC, UKA, EA, FRA, TRA, CAA, & several members belong to Eastern Veterans AC.
Ely Runners organise two popular open events:

  • New Year’s Eve 10k Road Race (31st December)

  • Additionally, the club holds four private events for members:

  • Club Cross-Country Championships (usually in January)
  • Turing Trail Relay (3rd Sunday in March)
  • Club 10k Handicap (2nd Thursday in June)
  • Club One Mile Handicap (2nd Thursday in July)
  • Ely Runners takes part in the Frostbite Friendly League and the Kevin Henry Summer 5k League. It also enters teams for The Round Norfolk Relay, Hereward Relay, and other relays.

    Last updated 25/06/2016

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