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Hardy Arsenal fans pound the pavement around Emirates Stadium

PUBLISHED: 08:03 31 March 2013

Runners brave treacherous conditions at the 
Emirates Stadium

Runners brave treacherous conditions at the Emirates Stadium

Alan Walter

Dozens of Arsenal fans braved treacherous conditions to raise money for charity by sprinting around the Emirates Stadium.

Runners brave treacherous conditions at the 
Emirates StadiumRunners brave treacherous conditions at the Emirates Stadium

The football club’s annual fun-run in aid of its charitable arm The Arsenal Foundation took place in less-than-ideal weather on Saturday March 23.

That did not stop a large band of joggers from completing 10 laps around the stadium – a distance of 6.4km – with Ben Ladkin setting the fastest time of 26mins 18secs.

In the women’s race, Ruby Dixon retained her crown for the second year in a row, completing the run in just under 33 minutes.

Meanwhile, six-year-olds Matthew Agar and Amelia Ball were the first boy and girl to complete the one-lap Junior Gunners race for under-sevens.

Zeeshan Anjum, aged 14, and Natasha Cohen, nine, took the honours in the two-lap race for seven to 14-year-olds.

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