King's teams compete in the Chariots of Fire race

Start of the Chariots of Fire race

Yesterday two teams of King’s students, staff and Fellows competed in the annual Chariots of Fire relay race around Cambridge.

The race is one of Cambridgeshire’s most popular charity events, not least because the 1.7 mile course gives runners the opportunity to run through three Cambridge colleges, including King’s. This year 322 teams of six runners took part in the race. The teams represented local companies, running groups, colleges and faculties.

The King's teams achieved their best ever placing in the competition. King’s A (‘The Purple Plodders’) finished the race in a combined time of one hour and ten minutes, beaten only by Churchill College in the College Cup. King’s B (‘The Purple Pantheons’) finished in one hour and twenty-four minutes, just ahead of the ‘Coton Companions’ and HSBC teams.

Runners included current students, the Head Porter, the Admissions and Schools Liaison Officer, and Fellows in classics, medicine, sciences and politics.

For information about the race see the Chariots of Fire website.

19 September 2011