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17 April 2013

Alan Boothroyd runs from Land’s End to John O’Groats

‘Action Man’ Alan Boothroyd has today reached John o’ Groats, the final destination on his 1,000 mile run in aid of the ‘Keep It Up’ campaign!

The 52 year-old Town fan from Lascelles Hall has run the length of the UK from Land’s End to John o’ Groats – 50 miles per day for 20 days – to raise money for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Town’s Academy.

Alan’s run has captured the imagination of the local community, with over £14,000 raised for Keep It Up in donations towards his run. 
However, Alan is targeting £50,000 so please visit his JustGiving page to add your donation –

Huddersfield Town Chairman Dean Hoyle has led the tributes to Alan:

“The only word I can use to describe ‘Booby’ is incredible. At 52 years old, he has run the entire length of the country for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and the Huddersfield Town Academy and although I’m sure it wasn’t, from afar he has made it look easy!

“For anyone to run two marathons a day for 20 consecutive days deserves your support and I hope Town fans can dig deep to support him for his amazing efforts.”

Alan finished his mammoth 1,000 mile run at 12 noon, tweeting the following victorious message: 

Hundreds of tweets of congratulations have subsequently flooded in from celebrities, Town fans, players and ex-players and the public who have picked up on his amazing feat:

A blog detailing Alan’s incredible run, written by Approved Food, can be read by clicking HERE

Well done to Alan from everyone at Huddersfield Town!

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