David Elliott running the 280 mile route
Just as Huddersfield Town’s ‘Pink Link Pedal for Pounds’ bike ride is returning for a fourth year when over 250 cyclists will tour Yorkshire, the Club’s very own ‘marathon man’ David Elliott is once again undertaking a breath-taking run in aid of the ‘Keep It Up’ campaign.
David, 41, of Upper Cumberworth, who is a key figure in the Town-backed ‘Place To Make It campaign, will once again run the route that the P4P4 cyclists will travel, an event named ‘The Tour of Yorkshire (on foot)”.
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, will be accompanied on his trip by one of his own camper vans, driven by Worthington Brown’s Neil Worthington.
He won’t be running alone either; over the ten days he will be accompanied in stages by Town Chairman Dean Hoyle, Commercial Director Sean Jarvis, Club Ambassador Andy Booth, local Town-supporting MP Jason McCartney, 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 remarkable 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.”