Young Canadian student is a super-sub in Ely Ladies Potato Race

Natalie Kauf running in the ladies potato race.

Natalie Kauf running in the ladies potato race. - Credit: Archant

A young Canadian woman helped Ely Hereward Rotary Club marshal the Ely Potato Race on her first visit to the city.

Ely Hereward Rotary team.

Ely Hereward Rotary team. - Credit: Archant

Having only arrived in the UK on September 23, Natalie Kauf - already wearing a jogging suit and trainers - was roped in to join one of the teams at last minute.

As the ladies race was short of a runner, event organiser Austen Dack persauded Natalie, who is spending a year at Cambridge University studying for a master’s degree in philosophy in development studies, to take part in the race.