Alan Boothroyd running from Land’s End to John o’ Groats
Huddersfield Town fan Alan Boothroyd is running 1,000 miles over just 20 days in early 2013 to raise money for the ‘Keep It Up’ campaign – the innovative fundraising scheme that supports the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and the Huddersfield Town Academy!
The 51 year-old – a veteran of the ‘Pedal for Pounds’ fundraising bike rides to Brighton in 2011 and from Yeovil in 2012 – will average 50 miles per day as he runs the length of the UK from Land’s End to John o’ Groats, starting on 29 March 2013.
In the past Alan has also raised funds for the likes of Barnados, the Huddersfield special baby care unit and several autism charities and he explained his new venture to htafc.com:
“I want to do the run for various reasons. First and foremost it’s a personal challenge, expanding on a previous run I’ve done from Blackpool to Bridlington in two and a half days.
“The ‘Keep It Up’ campaign is special to me too, as the life of my friend’s son was saved by the amazing work the Yorkshire Air Ambulance undertakes. Obviously I’m a Huddersfield Town fan too and having watched the team all my life I love seeing the next generation of player emerge from the Academy, so ‘Keep It Up’ is the ideal cause for me.”
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