A BURNLEY FC fan who is running to every Premier League away stadium this season has said he is feeling ‘good’ after already running more than 500 miles.

Scott Cunliffe has completed two lengthy parts of his ‘RunAway Challenge’, which has seen him go to the St Mary’s Stadium in Southampton and Craven Cottage, the home of Fulham FC.

The 44-year-old said his love for running helped him overcome post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) which he developed after working in Southeast Asia as a charity worker, where he saw lots of violent crime and poverty.

Mr Cunliffe, from Worsthorne, said he aims to raise £10,000 for Burnley FC in the Community, which will also distribute half of the funds to charities in Burnley.

The runner would travel around 20 to 25 miles a day on his longer journeys to make sure he gets to the stadiums before the matches start.

Mr Cunliffe said: “So far its been tough, I had a bit of a niggling knee injury during my Southampton run but it went away.

“It took me nine days to get to Southampton in total, which is around 260 miles and it was just a bit shorter to Fulham.

“I’m relying on the good will of people for accommodation, but I feel good and its going well.”

Mr Cunliffe said he believes his PTSD stemmed from his time working in East Timor, which was bombarded with violence during its independence from Indonesia in the late 1990s.

He said: “Following the conflict I was in a really dark place and saw some really unpleasant things.

“Running was a big part of my recovery, as was watching Burnley in the league.

“I wanted to combine Burnley FC and running and I believed this was a great way in doing so.”

The Clarets fan took up running almost 10 years ago and has completed several marathons and ultra-marathons and running up to 60 miles a week in training.

Mr Cunliffe’s next run will be to the Molineux Stadium to watch Burnley FC take on Wolverhampton Wanderers FC on Sunday, September 16.

He aims to complete the 100-mile trip in 24 hours, running through the night.

To donate to Mr Cunliffe’s cause, visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/therunawaychallenge.