Running up charity cash
HUNDREDS of pounds was raised for charity on Sunday when almost 500 people took part in the Sandy 10-mile road race and the two-mile fun run organised by Biggleswade AC. The Sandy 10 was won by Nigel Marley of Kettering Town Harriers in 57:29 followed by
HUNDREDS of pounds was raised for charity on Sunday when almost 500 people took part in the Sandy 10-mile road race and the two-mile fun run organised by Biggleswade AC.
The Sandy 10 was won by Nigel Marley of Kettering Town Harriers in 57:29 followed by Steve Poole of the Road Runners Club in 57:53 with Fairlands Valley Spartans' Simon Bell third in 58:43.
The first lady was Paula Adams of North Herts Road Runners in 1-5:09.
North Herts Road Runners also won the men's team event with Bedford Harriers taking the ladies crown.
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The first Sandy man to finish was Mark Sylvester with the first local woman to cross the finishing line being Penny Duffin.
Local MP Alistair Burt finished in 1-24:30 and said afterwards he was pleased with his performance and on course for a good time at next month's Flora London Marathon.
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The two-mile fun run attracted over 50 runners with the winner being Toby Hone from the Royston Crows in 12:37. The junior female trophy went to Claire Smith from Ramsey Road Runners with a time of 14:51.
Also among the finishers was Sandy resident and chairman of the Biggleswade and District Pensioners' Association Ken Lynch, who ran with a group from Biggleswade skate park finishing in 33:07.