Tigers pair on the run for charity

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CASTLEFORD Tigers prop Craig Huby (pictured) and assistant coach Danny Orr are taking part in the Leeds Abbey Dash on Sunday.

The Cas duo are running in aid of Joining Jack, a campaign that is raising awareness of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

Jack Johnson, the young son of former Tigers player Andy Johnson, has the uncurable, life limiting, progressive muscle wasting condition.

The Abbey Dash is one of the UK’s most popular 10km road races, attracting a field of 8,000. Sunday’s runners will also include Castleford Tigers director Andy Reed.

Organiser Mark Hudson said “The support for Andy Johnson and his family has been immense throughout 2012. This will be our contribution to the spirit of Joining Jack. As well as Craig and Danny, Barrie McDermott, Keith Senior, Jamie Peacock, Ikram Butt, Andy Lynch and Matt James will all be running. BBC broadcasters Tanya Arnold and Katherine Hannah are also part of the team.”

The Abbey Dash will see 70 runners wearing the Joining Jack logo and exchanging Joining Jack salutes en route with Cas fans urged to wear their club colours and support this effort. The race starts at 9.30am from Leeds Town Hall and the runners head out on a loop to Kirkstall Abbey before finishing back at the Town Hall.