On Sunday 16 September Scientia put forward 2 teams to run the Chariots of Fire race one of Cambridgeshire’s largest annual charity events. As the name suggests the race follows in the footsteps of the famous film ‘Chariots of Fire’ which tells the story of Harold Abrahams, a Cambridge runner and his quest to win a gold medal at the 1924 Olympics. The film includes an iconic scene of a race around Trinity College Great Court.
And there were many iconic moments on Sunday when the two teams of six, each ran 1.7 miles. Taking in the city centre, and the grounds of two of Cambridge’s historic colleges. The runners passed through both Trinity College and King’s College before they handed over the baton to the next person in the team.
A competitive spirit was maintained by both teams but Team B (bib number 62) beat Team A (bib number 61) to the post in a winning time of 1 hours 21 minutes and came 135th out of 277. Whilst Team A came a respectable 236th overall with a time of 1 hour 31 minutes. A special mention must go to Thomas Battle (Technical consultant) who ran the first and last leg of the relay for Team A.
Unlike Harold Abrahams, nether Scientia team won Gold however, they did raise £135 amount for Cambridgeshire Community Foundation (CFF). CFF is a local grant-making charity that provides support to hundreds of community groups and voluntary groups across the county. If you would like to donate to the teams, donations can be made here:
https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/scientiacof Scientia will match any personal donations made.
Thank- you to all the runners who volunteered their time on Sunday:
Poppy Smith – Internal Account Manager
Thomas Battle – Technical Consultant
Giorgio Oosterhoff – Dev Ops
Andrew Rands – Developer
Shane Mann – IT Systems Administrator
Erika Clarke-Bar – Accounts Administrator
Liz Priestley – Marketing Officer
David Moffatt – Account Manager