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  • Ely College Celebrates Its Sports Personality Of The Year

    By elypeople at 09:40 on 08/12/12
    Courtney Pettifor won the Young Unsung Sports Hero Of The Year Award
    Students and staff at Ely College Sixth Form have been celebrating another successful award night for Courtney Pettifor, who walked away from the BBC Sports Personality Of The Year For The East Of England Awards on December 4 with the Young Unsung Sports Hero Of The Year title. This follows his nomination as Young Community Volunteer of the Year at the 2012 Living Sports Awards in November. Courtney, 17, of Littleport, is a tireless...
  • Ely Runner wins Grunty Fen Half Marathon

    By ElyNewshound at 13:20 on 09/09/12
    Daisy Glover of Ely Runners, winner of the Grunty Fen Half Marathon women's race
    Daisy Glover of Ely Runners won the Grunty Fen Half Marathon women's race today (Sunday September 9, 2012). The Littleport athlete led the women's race to the line, following up her third place in the Cambridge Half Marathon earlier in the year.  It was success at the first attempt for 21-year-old Daisy Glover, who has not previously entered this testing local race. Stamford athlete Aaron Scott won the overall race...
  • World Pea Shooting Championship – The Results

    By elypeople at 10:10 on 16/07/12
    Witcham stages the World Pea Shooting Championship 2012
    A new World Pea Shooting Champion was crowned in Witcham at the weekend when Rob Bresler lifted the trophy for the first time. Despite the poor weather and a decision to relocate the competition from the recreation ground to the car park of Witcham's village centre, Rob Bresler beat former champion and last year's runner-up Jim Collins to win the 43rd World Pea Shooting Championship. In a tense final, the score was 21-21 after the...
  • Olympic Torch Braves Rain Of Cambridge

    By MoonRambler at 11:49 on 08/07/12
    Iwan Thomas carries the Olympic Torch onto Parker's Piece in Cambridge
    The Olympic Flame survived the rain of Cambridge yesterday. Did you get to see its arrival in the city, or maybe in Kings Lynn or St Ives or Newmarket? Let us know what you thought... Former Olympic silver medalist Iwan Thomas ran the last leg of Cambridge's Torch Relay, carrying the flame across Parker's Piece and arriving at the Olympic Stage just before 7pm. Large crowds turned out to cheer it on, but for just a fleeting glimpse...
  • New Course For Novice Runners In Ely

    By MoonRambler at 11:41 on 19/06/12
    Ely Runners has set up a Beginners Course for novice runners
    Local athletic club Ely Runners has launched a Beginners Course as part of Run England's attempt to encourage more people to take up running. Run England has set up a network of running groups around the country that are just about running for fitness and enjoyment without any pressure to be fast or enter races. As part of this drive, Ely Runners has set up a ten-week course at the Paradise Centre Playing Fields in Ely. Costing just...

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