Leeds Rhinos forward Tom Holroyd says Kevin Sinfield “showcases what Leeds are about as a club” after he completed the fourth of his seven ultra-marathons to raise money for Rob Burrow and Motor Neurone Disease.
This morning (Thursday 17 November), Sinfield left the north-east and completed a 41-mile route from Stokesley to York, passing through Thirsk and Easingwold before arriving at York Minster around 3.30pm.
It’s the fifth leg of Sinfield’s mammoth challenge that entails him running from Edinburgh to Manchester via Melrose, Newcastle, Middlesborough, York, Leeds, and Bradford in seven days, covering around 40 miles a day.
Speaking about Sinfield’s challenge and his achievements so far, current Rhinos star Tom Holroyd said: “I think it’s great. It showcases what Leeds are about as a club.
“It shows the brotherhood and care that is grown through the years they had been playing together. Kev’s selfless acts have been an inspiration to us at Leeds.
“The fundraisers that have happened in the past and Rob’s battle with MND is something we have spoken about before games.”
“The awareness for MND is growing and Kev is playing a key part in pushing the name out there alongside Leeds whose media department have done a fantastic job in pushing the fundraisers and topic into the public eye.”
This is the latest in a number of challenges Sinfield has completed for his best mate Rob Burrow and the MND community,
Kevin completed his first challenge back in 2020, where the MND Association were “overwhelmed” by the support, with over 400 people taking on their own 7 in 7 challenges.
Speaking on BBC Breakfast this morning, Sinfield paid credit to all those that have come out to support and help to donate their hard-earned money to MNDA.
He said: “It’s worth noting that we’ve come through some really tough working-class areas and I think it resonated with all of us, especially the cost of living increasing, the amount of people who came out with fives and 10s and 20s was unbelievable.
“We know people are finding it tough in a lot of these areas but the generosity, support and kindness has been incredible again.”
Sinfield aims to finish the ultra-marathon at Old Trafford during half-time at the Rugby League World Cup men’s final on Saturday 19th November.
To find out further details on Kevin Sinfield’s challenge and to donate, visit the MND Association’s website.