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Marathon man Morrison

7 April 2013

Alastair aims to raise £2,500 from charity run

Former Latics' trainee Alastair Morrison is hoping to raise £2,500 after running to yesterday's game at Boundary Park from his home in Penrith, Cumbria.

The 35-year-old completed the 106-mile marathon arriving at yesterday's game between Latics and Carlisle United just before half time.

And he was presented at the interval with a signed shirt which will help raise further funds for Amnesty International and The Sick Children's Trust, the two beneficiaries of the run which took almost 33 hours.

When Alastair was at Latics between 1994/96, he stayed in digs in Royton with Mike and Laura McManus whose son Christopher was taken hostage in Nigeria and murdered last year.

Alastair has kept in contact with the family and wanted to raise funds for Amnesty International which was Christopher's favourite charity.

Mike, who accompanied Alastair for a couple of running stints, described it as a "Herculean effort" to run from Penrith to Oldham.

Latics' mascot Chaddy The Owl is pictured presenting Alastair (centre) and Kenny Kendall, who was Alastair's support driver, with a signed shirt.

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