AN inspirational nine-year-old went the extra kilometre to ensure his school will have the best dressed football team this season.

Logan McCredie ran 100kilometres over five weeks of the summer holidays and raised £833 to ensure St Joseph's Catholic Primary School in Barnoldswick could get a new green strip.

Proud mum Georgina said her son, who is a keen fell runner, had not only found a fun way of raising the funds but has also inspired other children to get more active.

Mrs McCredie said: "It all started when we were coming to the end of the school year. Logan had played his first few games for the school football team as a junior. We noticed the kit noticed a little bit tired. We spoke about how nice it would be to buy a new kit and it went from there."

Mrs McCredie said because her son is a keen runner who is a member of Barlick Fell Runners he decided to run 100kilometres over 35 individual runs.

With a help of sponsorship forms and a Facebook page they managed to surpass their initial target of £150.

As a token of appreciation Logan, who was supported on his runs by dad Scott and seven-year-old sister Bella, staff at St Joseph's let him hose the kit.

Logan, who plays as a defender and models his game on FC Barcelona's Gerard Pique, said: "I felt really happy doing this for school. All my friends are really happy with the kit and pleased with what I have done for the school."

Mrs McCredie added: "As a parent I can be nothing but proud. He is an inspiration. Logan is used to running but he has never done this distance before in such a short space of time. He never complained about having to get up when he maybe didn't want to. I am so proud of his attitude. He has shown such maturity."