Kevin Sinfield 7 in 7 – Day three vlog

Kevin Sinfield completed his third marathon in three days in his best time of the week, remarkably finishing in three hours and 35 minutes on Thursday as he continues his challenge to complete seven consecutive marathons in a week, all in under four hours.

Kevin introduces the team who are helping him throughout the week and talks us through his third marathon of the week as the fundraising passes £300,000.

We were also joined by Ian D Gardner, Head of Development, and Jenn Dodd, Regional Fundraiser – Yorkshire, Humberside and the North East, for the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

Plus MND Association fundraisers Danny Horne from Silsden and John Meehan from Castleford.

Danny who had his fundraising walk, inspired by Rob Burrow and his brother in law Phil Stephenson, the former Keighley player, postponed due to the Covid 19 lockdown. The walk will see a group walk from Silsden Stormers, the club founder by Phil to Emerald Headingley, to honour Rob. John is friends with Kev. He was inspired after Kev’s first solo marathon in the first lockdown and John shaved his head and then dyed his hair bleach blonde raising over £3400 for the MND Association.

Our other guests is Stephen Naylor, the chair of the Nick Smith Foundation. Nick played in the same academy team as Kevin at the Rhinos before become a legend at his home town side at Siddal. Diagnosed in September 2017 at the age of just 37, Nick – husband, father to two young children, son, brother, grandson, uncle, godfather, colleague and friend – died just 102 days after being diagnosed on 20 December 2017 just two weeks after his 38th birthday.

A legend of amateur rugby league, Nick played with Siddal ARLFC from the age of eight making 400 appearances for the team. He played professionally when younger with both Leeds Rhinos Academy and Sheffield Eagles before embarking on a career as an accountant.

Join Rob Burrow and his dad Geoff and hear about the difference the money you are helping to raise can make to so many people’s lives.

To donate visit https://justgiving.com/crowdfunding/sinfield-7-in-7 or Text MNDROB to 70085 to donate £7.