CID conquers Chariots of Fire

19 September 2016, Demonstrating that it is always ready to go the extra mile, Cambridge Industrial Design (CID) successfully completed the gruelling Cambridge Chariots of Fire charity relay run on Sunday 18th September, raising £110 for Papworth Hospital Charity.

Chariots of Fire is one of Cambridgeshire’s largest annual charity events, with teams of six each running the 1.7 mile course in relay format. The team, comprising Tim Evans, Alex Jones, Chris Measures, Tom Clements, Vinnay Chhabildas and Kate Measures, finished the race in 1 hour 15 minutes 29 seconds.


Chariots of Fire 2016

Speaking afterwards, Tim Evans commented, “I’ve run the race since 1994, and the atmosphere was brilliant, with lots of spectators and a great route through the streets and colleges of Cambridge. The main thing is that thanks to the team’s great effort we raised £110 for a wonderful charity – we’ll be back next year for sure!”

For 2017 CID plans to use a combination of its 3D printer and industrial design skills to create a new, more ergonomic version of the standard baton, in an attempt to run even faster.

“We’ve been looking at the baton and design-wise it can definitely be improved,” added Alex Jones, director, Cambridge Industrial Design. “We’ll be spending the next twelve months analysing its strengths and weaknesses and aim to debut a new, more ergonomic version at next year’s race.”