[Vocabulary] Meaning of "come hurrying round at a run"

Yovo

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Hello everyone,

I am reading the children's poem "Sneezles" (https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/po...s-by-a-a-milne) but I do not understand the following part of it:


All sorts and conditions
Of famous physicians
Came hurrying round
At a run
.


What does "come hurrying round at a run" mean?

I could not find any explanation for it online, it would be great if you could help me.

Thanks.
 

Rover_KE

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They came running round.
 

Yovo

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But what does it mean exactly? I am not a native speaker. Does it mean they came running fast?
 
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