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RunAway challenge sponsored by village business

 Published on: 18th February 2019   |   By: Jake Levison   |   Category: Uncategorized

RunAway runner, Scott Cunliffe, who is sponsored by Kings Langley business, Mulberry Wellbeing, says that help from local business throughout the challenge was amazing.

The Burnley FC fan, is using his love for the sport to run to every Burnley away game – equalling to 3,000 miles – for local charities.

When talking to KingsNews, he said: “It has gone really well, I have had some really difficult points but I am surprised that my body has held up.

“Mulberry have been a massive part of that. They have been really good to me. They have gave me physical therapy and also looked at any niggles that I suffered along the way.”

The sponsored runner has run through the village on many of his long distance runs from Turf Moor to Premier League teams in the south.

At the time of writing, Scott completed 14 of Burnley’s 19 away games and raised just under £13,000. 

He added: “It has been amazing to see all of the clubs and the fans embrace it. I wanted to do something for mental health as running has been instrumental in my darker moments.

“I worked in conflict zones for six or seven years and everything that I saw there eventually took its toll. My head was like a pressure cooker when I was out there and when I stopped it hit me.”

Scott is at the halfway point of his £25,000 target, with all money going towards charities connected to the 20 teams in the league.

He explained: “50 per cent will be distributed to local charities in Burnley and the other 50 per cent will be divided between community trusts of the clubs that I am running to.”

Chloe Henaghan, owner of Mulberry Wellbeing, said: “Scott has been a family friend for many years and we have been supporting him from the side lines since the beginning of this epic challenge. 

“When he runs through Kings Langley or near London we’ve been able to offer him a stop over and Osteopathy treatment at Mulberry Wellbeing to support his performance and recovery. 

“We share a belief that life is not a rehearsal. He is pushing his body to extreme limits to support mental health charities and to raise awareness and we are pleased to support his effort with physical therapy along the way.”

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