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MARATHON MAN DAVID BEGINS CHALLENGE

25 April 2013

David Elliott running the 280 mile route

Huddersfield Town ‘marathon man’ David Elliott has today set off on another breath-taking run in aid of the ‘Keep It Up’ campaign.
 
Hot on the heels of Alan Boothroyd’s 40 marathons in 20 days (click HERE for full info), David set off from Canalside Sports Complex this morning on his own challenge alongside Town’s Club Ambassador Andy Booth, local MP Jason McCartney and Worthington Brown duo Neil Worthington and Steve Green. 
 
David, 41, of Upper Cumberworth, is running the route that the ‘Pink Link Pedal for Pounds 4’ cyclists will travel in May.
 
This amazing feat follows closely on from his run from Yeovil to Huddersfield for the same campaign, echoing the ‘Pedal for Pounds 3’ route – raising an incredible £4,000 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and the Huddersfield Town Academy in the process. 
 
David, Managing Director of camper van conversion firm Wellhouse Leisure in Shepley, is being accompanied on the trip by one of his own camper vans. 
 
Over the ten days he will be accompanied in stages by Town Chairman Dean Hoyle, Commercial Director Sean Jarvis, Graham Thompson of Xamax Clothing and Real Radio’s Jamie Fletcher and Gemma Mainprize!
 
David, who won the Kirklees Young Business Person of the Year in the 2011 Examiner Business Awards, is an experienced marathon runner, having completed over 20 in his lifetime – including 12 marathons in six months for the Dreams Come True charity in 2011. 
 
Huddersfield Town’s Supporter Partnerships Manager Robyn Deegan today thanked David for his unbelievable dedication to the ‘Keep It Up’ campaign.
 
“Running the ‘Pedal for Pounds 3’ route was a fantastic achievement, but David committing to run the latest instalment shows remarkable commitment to the campaign and on behalf of the Club I would like to thank him for agreeing to run the route again.
 
“I hope everyone can get behind him as he undertakes such an immense personal challenge on behalf of our Academy and the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, because he deserves all the support he can get.”
  
To support Dave, please visit his JustGiving page today - www.justgiving.com/tourofyorkshire

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