Sunday saw the first ‘Run for Pounds- Huddersfield 10km’ run in aid of the ‘Keep It Up’ campaign for HTAFC and Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
The Keep It Up Campaign is HTAFC’s charity partnership with the Yorkshire Air Ambulance where for every £1 raised, 50p goes to the Youth Academy and 50p goes to the Air Ambulance. In the two years since they started the partnership the Club has conducted numerous activities, including a 260 mile bike ride to Brighton, and this time they took to the streets of Huddersfield to try and make as much money as possible for the cause. To date they have raised over £370,000 and Run for Pounds will play a big part in trying to reach our target of £500,000!
Andy Whitworth (Meltham AC) and Nick Hellewell (Bridlington RR) soon hit the front, with only a few members of Huddersfield Town’s Academy squad to keep them company (well for the length of a football field anyway). The two were never troubled with Whitworth taking the honours in 35:06, Hellewell was second in 35:50 and Rob Owen took third place.
Kim Watt (Bridlington RR) ran away with the women’s honours in 42:52, with Mariam Jandad and Amy Squires running in together for second and third places.