Saddleworth hero Kev’s on the road again

SADDLEWORTH’S rugby hero Kevin Sinfield will add millions of pounds more to his mammoth fundraising total after announcing his latest challenge.

The Grasscroft-based rugby league legend, who did a great job as England rugby union’s defence coach at the recent World Cup, has already brought £13 million for and national awareness of research and treatment of motor Neurone disease.

Now – in the name of former Leeds Rhinos team-mate Rob Burrow, who is living with the condition – he has revealed his next physical test.

Picture by Allan McKenzie/ – 19/11/2022 – Rugby League – Rugby League World Cup 2021 Final – Australia v Samoa – Old Trafford, Manchester, England – Kevin Sinfield arrives at Old Trafford after his 7 ultra marathons in 7 days.

Sinfield, who has helped write the book With You Every Step with his friend, will run seven marathons, plus an extra mile, in seven cities in the UK and Ireland in seven days – starting on Friday, December 1.

Starting in Leeds, he will run in the south of England, Scotland, Wales and the Republic of Ireland

Sinfield simply said: “We go again.”

Rob Burrow Marathon. Sun14thMay2023. © MATTHEW MERRICK PHOTOGRAPHY (1)

He added: “Running’s been a great way of celebrating the MND community, celebrating Rob and showing that we care.

“This has all been about friendship and trying to help a mate.

“Rob will never understand the help and inspiration he’s given me.

“We’ve got to find a cure.”

9 Replies to “Saddleworth hero Kev’s on the road again”

  1. Fantastic Kev. My beautiful book arrived today. Hope to get out and cheer you on.
    Not all hero’s wear capes !

  2. What you have done and are doing to raise awareness of this terrible illness is legendary. More so the money you have and are raising for research is too.
    Your loyalty, love and support for your friend is unquestionably without any doubt amazing.
    Lets all pray for a cure soon .

  3. From one friend to another this is an awesome thing to be doing.True friendship is all about giving help and support. Thanks Kevin, you are truly a star.❤❤????????

  4. His love shown to Rob and his family is unconditional. You can feel the love when they are together. Would be interested if any inroads have been made to erase this this dreadful disease, or where are we at please

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