Dig deep for running hero Kevin



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I’VE done some mad things in my past to raise money for worthy causes: most notably ten marathons in ten days (262 miles) for charity Brathay in 2012. But this Herculean task, which involved running for a total of 46 hours around Windermere in the Lake District, pales into insignificance against what rugby league legend Kevin Sinfield has just done. Yesterday, he rocked up at Old Trafford in Manchester – during the half-time interval of the men’s Rugby League World Cup final – after running more than 300 miles in seven days. He did it to raise money for a number of charities involved in supporting those living with motor neurone disease (only last week, former Top Gear presenter Sue Baker died from it). If you fancy donating please visit website: https://donate.giveasyoulive.com/fundraising/kevin-sinfield-ultra-7-in-7challenge. Don’t forget to add gift aid. I sponsored Sinfield last week and have entered the Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon in May next year (Rob being a former team mate of Sinfield’s who is currently in the grip of the savage MND). I’m a wuss compared to the mighty Sinfield, but I’m determined to do my little bit to help those involved in helping beat MND and caring for individuals living with the illness.