Leeds Rhinos legend Kevin Sinfield joined by another special guest as he runs 78 miles in two days for Rob Burrow

Leeds Rhinos legend Kevin Sinfield OBE has already completed two days into his Ultra 7 in 7 Challenge having covered 78 miles in two days from Murrayfield to Northumbria as he looks to inspire further funding and support for Motor Neurone Disease in the name of former teammate Rob Burrow.

Day 3 will see him travel further south to Newcastle visiting Kingston Park, where Doddie Weir was a Premiership winner, and St James’ Park before finishing at Chester-le-Street at the home of Durham CCC.

He will be joined on part of the route by Olympian Steve Cram and will also meet athletics stars Jonathan Edwards at his stop near Kirkwhelpington and Sir Brendan Foster at St James Park. Present at St James’ Park will be the three Rugby League World Cup trophies. All three will be decided this weekend with Sinfield set to complete his challenge on the pitch at Old Trafford at half time in the mens final. Sinfield will joined by RLWC 2021 CEO Jon Dutton for the run into Newcastle.

The Ultra 7 in 7 challenge will support five charities which support people affected by MND, and invest in research to bring us closer to effective treatments and a cure for the disease. The main beneficiaries will be the MND Association and Leeds Hospitals Charity’s appeal to build the Rob Burrow Centre for MND in Leeds. However, there will also be donations to MND Scotland, My Name’5 Doddie Foundation and the Darby Rimmer MND Foundation plus support for the 4ED campaign to support former Gloucester and Leicester Rugby Union player Ed Slater, who was recently diagnosed with MND.

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