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If you are interested in running and you are starting at Cambridge University in 2009-2010, whether you will be an undergraduate, postgraduate, post-doc, or professor, this page is for you.
You could come to Cambridge and have a pretty good time. You study hard but go out and enjoy yourself. All the conventional things you'd expect from your University experience. Or you could have all this but make your time here truly memorable by getting involved with the Cambridge University Hare and Hounds. Hopefully this website will give you an idea of what's on offer but it cannot do the experience justice. It's intangible. You have to experience it to find out. So come and be part of one of the oldest and best running clubs in the world.
Reading the FAQ may answer many of your questions but if you have any more please get in touch with the Club Captain whose contact details can be found here. In fact we would like to hear from you anyway. Just drop us a quick email telling us about yourselves.
Also seriously consider coming on the week-long September training camp. It would be the best way to meet members of CUH&H and a great start to your time at Cambridge University. Many freshers have done this in the past and have really enjoyed it.
Freshers' Week last year took place from Saturday 4th October to Sunday 12th October 2008. There will be some kind of running session on every day. All will be posted up on the training page. Other events include...
TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY of Freshers' Week: Freshers' Fair, Kelsy Kerridge
Come and find our stall at the fair which takes place in the main Kelsy Kerridge sports hall. Meet some committee members, find out more about the club and ask any questions you might have.
The opening times are:
Tuesday: 9.00am - 6.30pm.
Wednesday: 10.00am - 3.00pm.
SATURDAY of Freshers' Week (in October): Freshers' Fun Run, Wilberforce Road Pavilion
The Freshers' Fun Run is as competitive as you make it. There will be prizes for the first three male and female freshers. It is a chance to show what you can do. It is also always fun. The run, entirely on road, is the first event in the Chris Brasher College League.
Men's Distance: 5.1km
Women's Distance: 2.7km
Registration is from 1.30pm. The ladies' race starts at 2.15pm and the men set off a few minutes later. If you would like to take part, either contact your college rep, who organises teams, or just turn up on the day. You can also register on-line to save time.
After the race there will be tea and cakes served in the pavilion. Here you will be able to meet the two captains and the committee. You will be able to join CUH&H, find out more about what's going on during the Michaelmas Term, and also buy kit.