Rugby league legend Kevin Sinfield has set off on the second of 7 long-distance runs he aims to complete in seven days as MND challenge.

Kevin Sinfield : Mnd challenge | Route and times

Kevin Sinfield is the defence coach for the Leicester Tigers Rugby Union club.

Kevin Sinfield : Mnd challenge | Route and times

Personal information
Full name Kevin Sinfield
Born 12 September 1980 (age 42)
Oldham, Greater Manchester, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 14 st 5 lb (91 kg)

He is a former professional rugby league player, captain and director of rugby for Leeds Rhinos. Sinfield also represented England and Great Britain.

His usual position was loose forward, although he played both stand-off and hooker on occasion. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest kickers in rugby league history.

Sinfield played his entire professional career with Leeds and is one of the most successful players in Super League history, having captained the team to seven Super League championships and two Challenge Cup successes. 

Kevin Sinfield mnd challenge 

Sinfield, one of the greatest players in rugby league history, has just completed day two of what will be about 275 miles of running to raise money for motor neurone disease (MND) charities.

Kevin Sinfield : Mnd challenge | Route and times

This year’s challenge is also dedicated to other sportsmen who have succumbed to MND. They are described by Sinfield as a “band of brothers” and include the former Scotland rugby union player Doddie Weir, the ex-Liverpool and Bolton footballer Stephen Darby and the recently diagnosed former Gloucester and Leicester rugby union player Ed Slater.

On Monday Sinfield ran from Melrose in the Scottish Borders to the picturesque Northumberland village of Otterburn.

He was mostly on the A68 and was often accompanied by music. So in Scotland it was Flower of Scotland “and quite a lot of Proclaimers”.

Crossing the border into England, Sinfield’s team played Jerusalem followed by Land of Hope and Glory.

Burrow texted Sinfield 15km before he finished, saying well done for finishing day two. He was of course “taking the mickey”, but that’s the way his sense of humour works, said Sinfield.

Kevin Sinfield : Mnd challenge | Route and times

The two men met when Sinfield was 14 and Burrow 12 and they were part of the Leeds academy. They became friends in the Rhinos first team and clearly have an incredible bond.

Route and times 

Here’s a detailed look at the route and where you can see him.

Day one (13 November): Murrayfield to Melrose

  • 6:57am – Depart Murrayfield

  • 10:00am – Stop 1: Not accessible to public

  • 12:45pm – Stop 2: Torwoodlee Golf Course (TD1 2NE)

  • 3:30pm – Finish at Melrose RUFC (TD6 9SA)

Day two (14 November): Melrose to Otterburn

  • 6:57am – Depart Melrose

  • 8:30am – BBC Live interview Ancrum Amateur Football Club (TD8 6SR)

  • 10:00am – Stop 1: Near School House Bed & Breakfast, Edgerston (TD8 6PW)

  • 12:45pm – Stop 2: Border Forest Holiday Park, Byrness (NE19 1TF)

  • 3:30pm – Finish at Otterburn Castle, Brierley Gardens, Otterburn (NE19 1NS)

Day three (15 November): Otterburn to Chester-Le-Street 

  • 6:57am – Depart Otterburn Castle

  • 8:30am – BBC Live interview near Kirkwhelpington on roadside on A696 (NE19 2RS)

  • 10:00am – Stop 1: Tomahawk Steakhouse, Ponteland (NE20 0DH)

  • 12:15pm – Photo opportunity at Kingston Park, Newcastle Falcons (NE13 8AF)

  • 12:45pm – Stop 2: St James Park, Newcastle United (NE1 4ST)

  • 3:30pm – Finish at Durham CCC, Chester Le Street (DH3 3QR)

Kevin Sinfield : Mnd challenge | Route and times

Day four (16 November): Chester-Le-Street to Stokesley

  • 6:57am – Depart Durham CCC

  • 8:30am – BBC Live at The Blue House Salter’s Ln., Haswell, Durham (DH6 2AP)

  • 10:00am – Stop 1: The Stables, Wynyard, Stockton-on-Tees, Billingham (TS22 5QQ)

  • 12:45pm – Stop 2: Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough (TS3 6RS)

  • 3:30pm – Finish at North Riding FA, Broughton Road, Stokesley, Middlesbrough (TS9 5NY)

Day five (17 November): Stokesley to York 

  • 6:57am – Depart North Riding FA

  • 8:10am – BBC Live at The Blue Bell Inn, Ingleby Cross, Northallerton (DL6 3NF)

  • 10:00am – Stop 1: Thirsk Garden Centre Blakey Ln, Thirsk (YO7 3AB)

  • 12:45pm – Stop 2: Craig Lidster Racing, Well Close Farm York Rd, Easingwold (YO61 3EN)

  • 3.30pm – Finish at York Minster, Deangate, York (YO1 7HH)

Day six (18 November): York to Bradford City

  • 6:57am – Depart York Minster

  • 8:30am – BBC Live at The Barn, St. Joseph’s Street, Tadcaster (LS24 9HA)

  • 10:00am – Stop 1: Langlands Garden Centre, Leeds (LS15 4NF)

  • 11:30am – Photo opportunity: Headingley Stadium Meet Rob Burrow (LS6 3BR)

  • 12:45pm – Stop 2: Lala’s Restaurant, 501 Leeds and, Bradford Rd, Pudsey (LS28 8EE)

  • 3:30pm – Finish at Bradford City AFC, Valley Parade, Bradford (BD8 7DY)

Kevin Sinfield : Mnd challenge | Route and times

Day seven (19 November): Bradford City to Old Trafford

  • 6:57am – Depart Bradford City

  • 8:30am – BBC Live at People’s Park, Park Rd, Hopwood Ln, Halifax (HX1 2TS)

  • 10:00am – Stop 1: The Rams Head Inn, Denshaw, Saddleworth, (OL3 5UN)

  • 12:45pm – Stop 2: Morrisons, Newton Heath Poplar St, Failsworth, Manchester (M35 0HY)

  • 2:30pm – MND Association event: Box Deansgate 125 Deansgate, Manchester (M3 2BY)

  • 4:30pm – Finish at Old Trafford

By Rishabh

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