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Stamford Striders welcome return of Great Eastern Run half marathon to Peterborough after 3 years

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A running club has welcomed the return of the Great Eastern Run half marathon to the streets of Peterborough.

The event was last held in 2018 - it was cancelled in 2019 because of a security concern, while the pandemic has cancelled it in 2020 and 2021.

Under the leadership of new organiser Good Running events, it will be back on October 16, along with the 5km fun run.

Runners at a previous Great Eastern Run in Peterborough
Runners at a previous Great Eastern Run in Peterborough

Running club Stamford Striders, which has more than 260 members, is glad to see the run back on the calendar.

Chairman Robin Ball said: "We welcome the return of the Great Eastern Run, an event at which we have previously fielded the biggest club turnout.

"Our junior club members are being encouraged to take part in the fun run on the same day and so there will be plenty of excitement and training happening in the run-up to the races."

Great Eastern Run logo (55305835)
Great Eastern Run logo (55305835)

Entries open tomorrow (Tuesday, March 8) for both the half marathon and the fun run, which in the past has supported Barnack-based brain tumour charity Anna's Hope.

Director of Good Running Events Aaron Murrell said: “We cannot wait to bring the Great Eastern Run back to the streets of Peterborough in 2022. We are keen runners ourselves and have taken part in the Great Eastern Run previously, and so are aware of how well it has been organised and supported locally in previous years. We look forward to taking the reins of this prestigious, well supported event going forwards, and bringing it back to the race calendar this October.

“As organisers, we are passionate about creating a positive, long lasting running event experience for our participants, and look forward to seeing the thousands of runners return to the streets of Peterborough city centre this autumn.

“Before the pandemic the Great Eastern Run was growing year on year and is an event that the people of Peterborough always get behind, so expect hundreds of spectators to line the course and cheer you on your way.”

The Great Eastern Run is a flat course, running through the historic city centre of Peterborough and is ideal for beating your personal best time.

To register for this year’s half marathon and 5k fun run visit www.greateasternrun.co.uk

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