Blog | Abcam: Chariots of Fire: another speedy performance from Abcam Chariots of Fire: another speedy performance from Abcam Posted At : September 25, 2009 2:53 PM | Posted By : Peter Related Categories: Cambridge (UK) It's Chariots of Fire time again! A major date in the Cambridge calendar, this charity fundraiser pits 'town' vs 'gown' as Cambridge University colleges, Cambridge businesses, sports clubs and even local pubs compete for bragging rights in a six-lap relay race. The 1.7 mile race course takes a scenic route through the streets and colleges of Cambridge (inspired by a scene from the award-winning film). Not that Abcam's speedy runners had any time to admire their surroundings! Abcam entered one all-male team and two mixed teams and all three put in blistering performances to complete the course in 1:21:58, 1:16:35 and 1:16:02. Better yet, these times are a great improvement on last year, so we are obviously getting fitter! This year, all the sponsorship money raised by the event will go to Cam-Mind, a local charity supporting mental health sufferers in Cambridgeshire.