Lawyers’ running shoes at the ready

Dozens of lawyers from leading regional law firm Hewitsons will once again be donning their running gear to take part in Chariots of Fire 2012.

The annual charitable relay race - the longest running in the region - takes place on Sunday 16th September. Amongst the anticipated 2000 plus runners expected to compete will be four teams from the event organisers Hewitsons. 

One of the Hewitsons teams, ‘The Red Rockets’ is being captained by a Partner at Hewitsons within the Construction Team. Colin Jones said: “Having run in just about every Chariots of Fire race since its inception, this is an event that many of us look forward to every year, seeing it as a good reason to try to get fit and also knowing that we will be helping to raise money for some excellent local charities which is always the best possible incentive. I encourage as many people as possible from across the town to get involved, particularly in this Olympic year”. 

The event follows in the footsteps of the famous film, Chariots of Fire, which features the exploits of the British team’s path to victory in the 1924 Olympic Games. Race Director, Charles Hewitson said, “With excitement building about the 2012 Olympics, and a digitally restored version of Chariots of Fire being re-released in over 100 UK cinemas from 13 July, we hope that this will inspire people to take part in their very own Chariots and enter a team as it really encourages camaraderie, team spirit and is a very enjoyable morning.” 

And it’s not too late to enter a team and get involved! To register your team online, visit the website This year, all sponsorship monies raised will go to two beneficiary charities, Cambridge Past, Present & Future and Cam Sight. Cambridge Past, Present & Futurechampions open green spaces and sustainable development in Cambridgeshire and is seeking to extend its award winning environmental education programme for schools and other groups. And Cam Sight, are marking its Centenary by raising funds to build a flagship technology centre in Cambridge for blind and partially sighted people. 

 To enter a team, please go to