Jul 21

Grantchester Charity Runs Updates…..

Latest: Welcome back Dame Mary Archer… Marshal Plan…. New T-Shirt Sponsor… Nippy Ventilator Goal…. On-site Registration 9am… Runs Warm-up 10am with CrossFit RNA… All happening on October 11th, 2015… Sue Dougan & Justin on BBC Radio Cambs… Register Now through link in sidebar or…..

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Jul 14

Grantchester Charity Runs are Raising Funds for a Nippy Ventilator

This year, the Grantchester Charity Runs are teaming with the Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust to raise funds for a Nippy Junior Ventilator. What exactly is a Ventilator, you may ask. Well I’m glad you did because I was wondering the same thing….

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Mar 31

2015 Grantchester Charity Runs: Sunday, October 11th, Registration Open

This year sees the introduction of new courses for both runs through attractive farmland adjacent to Grantchester. Importantly, there are no awkward road crossings in fact there are no road crossings at all. The courses are predominantly flat so we are expecting fast times! Registration and Sponsorship links…

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Sep 21

Square Repair

Some ‘action’ shots as the Spring lane Square received it’s end-of-season make-over (scarifying, seeding, fertilizing, loaming and luting) last week….

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Sep 15

All Good Things…

GCC hosted the London Erratics for the final game of the 2015 season on what turned out to be a glorious afternoon at Spring Lane. A bit of horse (no-kidding) trading meant that both sides started with 10. After being dropped four times (admittedly of one ball), narrowly avoided….

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Sep 07

GCC Not Caught Napping

I was a bit delayed by another ‘project’ in getting to Spring Lane on Sunday and these photos are not the sharpest . Our gracious visitors were from Napton in Warks arrived in a splendid bus. The game matched the weather and we look forward to welcoming them in the future….

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Aug 26

GCR’s Very Own Marshal(l) Plan*

A feature of the Grantchester Charity Runs that has been attracted a lot of positive feedback is the number of marshals out on the Courses. Here is an illustrated map of the Courses showing the location of the marshals….

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Aug 19

GCC has New Covers Thanks to ECB/EWCT/Waitrose

Yes, the ECB just doesn’t orchestrate winning the Ashes. It also provides grants to help clubs avoid losing games to bad weather…..

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Aug 17

GCC vs Lidgate & Ousden

Having made a more or less recovery from my last outing under GCC colours, and fortified with a bit of extra protection around the leg area, I took the field led by GCC’s skipper for the day, George….

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Aug 11

Double Trouble

What do you do when the Oppo just doesn’t show up? Double wicket tournament of course…….

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Aug 06

Grantchester Charity Runs on BBC Cambridgeshire Lunchtime Live

Did you catch Sue Dougan talking with GCR’s Justin Fairhall today (6 August) about this and last years Grantchester Charity Runs? If not don’t worry as it’s available on BBC’s…..

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Aug 05

GCC on the March….

How did we get on on Sunday? Another good question but fortunately someone has already asked it……

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Jul 26

Match vs Reach Rearranged for Sunday, August 23rd at 1:30pm

Good news! GCC vs Reach now on Sunday August 23rd at 1:30pm at Spring Lane

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Jul 23

Please Mister, Can We Have Our Ball Back?

This morning, Paula, Lord Archer’s housekeeper called to return a ball from The Old Vicarage’s garden. It had landed feet from a statue they have of a wicketkeeper and only a few more feet from the greenhouses…….

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Jul 22

It Costs You Nothing To Be Polite (a Tour p.s.)

True, many think me ‘old school’ but home from Derbyshire I wrote to The Duke of Devonshire to thank him for the Chatsworth game. The Duke is from an even ‘older school’ and, of course, has replied.

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