Sunday 9 September: Strawberry 50 Cycle Event 2018 – SADLY, CANCELLED 😥
Regretfully, the Strawberry 50 organising group found that the deterioration of road surfaces and lack of repair to potholes is of concern for the safety of riders and the entire 2018 event had to be cancelled. Hopefully all will be well for the 2019 event.
The Strawberry 50 Cycle Event is a fun and relaxed way to enjoy cycling along the country roads of south west Cambridgeshire. With 3 courses: a longer 55-mile route, a 28-mile route and a shorter family-friendly 14-mile version, the event is open to cyclists of all standards from young children to veteran riders and from occasional bikers to regulars. Each course is well signposted with plenty of marshals on hand throughout the day. Water stops and food and drink are available for sale around the course, offering a chance to take a rest, pick up a snack and chat with other cyclists. Everyone cycles at their own speed or alongside their friends and family.
Tuesday 3 July: Feast Rounders 2018 – Adult Tournament
Started at 6.45pm at Impington Village College. Teams of 9 invited (all teams play at least 4 games).
Entry fee of £18 per team went directly to 2018 Feast Charities.
Thursday 5 July: Feast Rounders 2018 – Junior Tournament (under 11s & U14s)
Started at 6.15pm at the Recreation Ground. Entry fee of £9 per team went directly to 2018 Feast Charities
Sunday 1 July: Community Feast of Sport
It was a gloriously sunny day and many people joined in the numerous sporting activities between 2pm to 5pm on the Recreation Ground – a veritable Feast of Sport, as part of the Histon Feast Festival (30th June to 8th July 2018). A huge range of activities for the whole family were on offer including: Tennis, Kwik Cricket, Hockey, Table Tennis, Mini & Family Athletics, Timed Obstacle Courses, Croquet, Badminton, Archery, Ultimate Frisbee, Space Hoppers, New Age Curling, Visually Impaired Football, Goalball and other inclusive sports!
Entry £1, Children 50p. Refreshments and BBQ available 😎
Event in partnership with Power2Inspire and Histon Feast.
Tuesday 19 June: Summer Rounders 2018
Social fun rounders for adults at 6.30pm on the Rec. Practice time for the Feast Tournament in July or just to have some fun!
Sunday 3 June: 2018 Flaming June Half Marathon and Quarter Marathon
The fifth year of this immensely popular running event – described as “easily the best of any event I’ve done which includes a multitude of cycle races, runs and triathlons”! Once again in glorious weather, starting cloudy and a little humid with welcome relief when running in the shady woodland paths.
The Quarter Marathon started first at 9.20am and the Half Marathon started at 9.30am – to help avoid the heat 😎 .
There was also a HI Wellbeing Mile starting at 9.45am for families and children to run a mile course around Histon & Impington Recreation Ground.
See the Flaming June Half Marathon site for further information.
There was an official event photographer this year and photos are available at:
Tuesday 22 May 7:30pm: Ladies and Girls Sports Festival
This was a brand new event for 2018 organised by Friends of the Rec to encourage women and girls (over 14) to try a variety of sports and fitness activities with taster sessions and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves!
The sports included hockey, football, croquet, cricket, netball, running, tennis, and a bootcamp.
Registration was on the day from 5:45pm.
All activities were free and all were suitable for beginners.
Monday 7 May: Impington May Day Running Festival … for the Whole Family !
This popular Friends of the Rec annual event attracted over 500 runners across the different races in 2018 with its range of runs for all the family on the Histon and Impington Recreation Ground. The Running Festival began with registration on the day from 9am and first event at 9:45am.
1K for under 9s;
3K for all ages;
5K for all ages.
Plus a Super Sensory 1K around the Rec – dotted with Sensory Stations to delight your senses – touch, taste, view, hear and smell 😀 . Fun for everyone young, old, disabled or non-disabled. Participants can walk, run, push or be pushed!
Super Sensory 1K is in partnership with Power2Inspire – see the website with photos of the event at: power2inspire.org.uk/super-sensory-1k