What Cambridge lacks in size, it makes up for it in character. Its small city centre is compact, flat and beautiful so there’s no better way to discover this historic city than lacing up your shoes and exploring on foot.
The city is world-renowned for being an educational powerhouse and home to some of the planet’s greatest thinkers over the last 500 years. Great minds who have studied in the city include Charles Darwin who developed his theory of evolution, Newton who developed his theory of gravity as well as being the home and workplace of Stephen Hawking, the genius theoretical physicist.
When running Cambridge, it’s hard not to be inspired – from the old university campus to its narrow, medieval streets. Discover some of the city’s many highlights below…
The city is dominated by the sprawling college campuses of which the River Cam meanders through. Head down to The Backs for an early morning stretch and warm up and absorb the grandiose views of King’s College. There’s plenty of room with a view.
The Backs has been listed by English Heritage as a Grade 1 Historic Park.
Jesus Green and Midsummer Common are beautiful, green opens spaces in the city centre. They’re the perfect places to escape the crowds and concentrate on your running.
Midsummer Common also provides the start and finish line at the awesome Saucony Cambridge Half Marathon.
If you’re into your training drills there’s no better place. All you need is a jacket and bag to set as markers, up the tempo and do some sprint drills to get the pulse racing.