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PUBLISHED: 17:10 10 May 2007 | UPDATED: 10:21 31 May 2010

The 3k run sets off

The 3k run sets off

CLUB runners and amateurs alike had a fantastic time on Monday, taking part in the annual Ashdon Fun-Run. Almost 400 entrants chose to take part in the event, which offered a choice of a 10km or a 3km route, providing options for experienced and amateur r

Amelie and Charlie Maris watch the runners pass by and the 10k runners start their race – Pics: Sarah Lucy Brown

CLUB runners and amateurs alike had a fantastic time on Monday, taking part in the annual Ashdon Fun-Run.

Almost 400 entrants chose to take part in the event, which offered a choice of a 10km or a 3km route, providing options for experienced and amateur runners.

The run was organised to raise money for the PTA of Ashdon Primary School, which will use all proceeds to organise trips and to buy books and equipment.

Helen Francis, PTA member, said: "The day was fantastic and the turnout was a lot better than expected because of the dreadful weather.

"The course is off-road, so there was an awful lot of mud. The slippery conditions made it quite a challenge!

"We had 191 entrants for the 3km run and 197 for the 10km, raising a total in excess of £2000."

The winner of the 10km men's race was Steven Prosser from a Bishop's Stortford running club, with a time of 40min 13sec.

The first woman to finish was Tracy Ketteridge from Walden Tri Club, who completed the course in 49min 34sec.

In the under-16s 3km race, Jack Robertson came first for the boys with a time of 8min 53sec.

Young Holly Archer was hot on his heels and recorded the best girls' time, of 9min.

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