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Past and present Dons stars boost club event

Watch a video from Sunday's Minithon

4 October 2017

Current first-teamers, potential stars of the future, and former Wimbledon players teamed up to make the 2017 Minithon a tremendous success on Sunday.

Manager Neal Ardley was joined by his former team-mate Stewart Castledine and the current first-team crop were represented by Jon Meades, Anthony Hartigan and Will Nightingale.

Former Wimbledon fitness coach Jenny Archer presented prizes after watching academy players complete the Minithon, an event that Anthony Hartigan completed in recent years, before making the first-team step-up.

All funds raised from the event were donated to the Academy, Foundation, and AFC Wimbledon Ladies & Girls.

Academy Manager Jeremy Sauer said: "This is the third year that the Academy has been involved in this excellent club event and to date, our players have managed to raise over £36,000 during that period. Not only is it special day to bring all departments of the club together, it also raises crucial funds, so that we're able to put back into developing more 'Homegrown & Hungry' players for the first-team in the future."

The 5km main race was won by Adam Harwood for a second successive year in a time of 17:48 with Cormac van de Hoeven as runner-up in 18:07 and AFC Wimbledon Sports Scientist Jason Moriarty filling third spot.

A video of the event, put together by Rob Cornell, is available to view via the link below.

Watch out in the Rotherham programme for a more in-depth article on the Minithon.

Pic credit: Stuart Page.

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