Soccer Saturday legend Jeff Stelling Awoke on his 100-mile March to Increase money and awareness for Prostate Cancer UK.
Jeff will take part in four marathons, in several countries, more than four times – starting on Thursday, before travelling to Belfast, Cardiff and finishing in London on Sunday.
Earlier ending in Motherwell thursday’s route took Jeff into the grounds of Celtic, Rangers and Hamilton Academical in the Scottish national stadium Hampden Park.
Before he started his effort, Jeff told Sky Sports News:”We’re attempting to raise awareness of a disease that kills a person every 45 minutes, each half of a soccer game. Prostate cancer will be contracted by one in eight of us at some point in our own lives, which is a phenomenal figure.
“Men are hesitant to go to their GP about anything and when it’s to do with something under the waist they are not going anywhere close to it. It’s an attitude that change and we have got to try.
“We’ve done 25 marathons before to try and change this mindset and I think it is working. People have been very generous and they’ve contributed #800,000 over the previous couple of years and we’re expecting to get past the #1m this year.”
Along the road, Stelling expects to be joined by many of his friends over the footballing globe and he put off together with Charlie Nicholas about the first leg, using David Moyes and Malky Mackay.
Nicholas was supposed to join in the stop, Ibrox, but he wasn’t surprised avoided his former club’s home Celtic’s competitions.
He said:”Did you expect him to turn up at Ibrox? Chicken Charlie – that’s what we call him.
“He’s in London and his flight has been delayed so he’s hoping to get here as soon as he possibly could. We’re told surprise, surprise that it will probably be sometime soon after we have left Ibrox.”
Stelling will last his excursion when he visits Cliftonville Crusaders, Glentoran and Linfield from Northern Ireland.
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