Runners of all ages in chip-top form for March Athletic Club’s Spud Run

RUNNERS as old as 65 and as young as four took part in March Athletic Club’s annual meeting on Sunday - and all for a sack of spuds.

More than 130 people finished the five-mile Spud Run, completing a course on road, farm track and grass trail to win the bag of spuds.

About 45 youngsters also took part in the 1.5-mile fun run, with Fenland Running Club’s four-year-old Beth Arnold finishing 38th and sister Hollie finishing 33rd.

March AC had 15 junior athletes take part, with Tom Littlemore producing a fantastic run to finish second.

FRC’s Robin Parker finished third in the senior race, while March AC’s Joe Bradshaw was fourth.

March’s Karen Patterson won the Vet 40 prize and Lavinia Seward triumphed in the Vet 65 category.

Other winners for FRC were Paul Arnold (Vet 40), Colin Simpson (Vet 55), Ian Milburn (Vet 65) and Jane Greenwood (Vet 55).

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• FENLAND athletes Matt Warren and Jack Trow also put in outstanding performances at the weekend.

Warren conquered the gruelling Outlaw Iron Man Triathlon in Nottingham, finishing a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride and a marathon inside 12 hours.

Meanwhile, Trow won the Cambridgeshire Athletics East Anglian Track and Field League 3,000m in King’s Lynn.

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