Former Pickering Town player and Manager Craig Salt is to run in next Sundays London Marathon, his first ever attempt at such a challenge.

Salt better known as Kidda was a highly successful striker in his ten year sell with the Pikes from the mid 80’s to the mid 90’s, he was a highly respected member of the Pikes best ever team under their most successful manager Nigel Tate, he is also the uncle of last seasons record breaking goalscorer Liam Salt. Kidda also managed the Pikes for a year in the 90’s., he then went onto to scout for a couple of Football League teams and concentrate on his boxing coaching.

Salt who is aged 55 aims to raise at least £4,000 for children’s cancer charities, his late father Mick a well known footballer and soccer referee in the Scarborough area passed away from cancer several years ago. At the moment he has reached £3,000 in sponsorship for his 26.2 mile challenge on Sunday next, any person who would like to help him and donate to his cause may contact him on either (01723) 352422 or his mobile 07971673859.

Kidda wishes to thank everyone for their help so far and in particular Gordon Gibb the owner of Flamingoland who has fully supported him and helped him with his strict training programme. Salt’s final words were, “I am training really hard at the moment and I am as ready as I will ever be, any support I receive I really do fully appreciate” he added