Leeds Rhinos Director of Rugby Kevin Sinfield was due to run the Manchester Marathon on 5th April to raise awareness and funds for his great friend Rob Burrow.
Rob, the eight time Super League Champion, was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease just before Christmas 2019.
However, due to the coronavirus, the marathon has been understandably postponed but Sir Kev has never been one to shy away from a challenge. He has planned his own marathon route and instead of large crowds, 25,000 fellow runners and a course that is the UK’s flatest major marathon, he will now set off on his own on the 26.2 miles special route he has designed around his home village of Saddleworth, with all the hills and challenges the Pennines can throw at him. He has been training but admits his preparations are not fully complete so he will need to dig deep.
Whilst we appreciate times are tough for everyone at present, if you felt like you wanted to support Kevin, we have set up a page so you can donate to support the Motor Neurone Disease Association, who are helping Rob and all those impacted by MND in England and Wales, and Leeds Rjomps Foundation who help the community and change lives through sport.
Thank you for your support and good luck to Sir Kev. You can now donate HERE