TV host Jeff Stelling has swapped the studio for the open road as he embarks on a massive charity challenge.
Jeff, who presents Sky Sports’ Soccer Saturday programme, is walking 10 marathons in 10 days for Prostate Cancer UK, taking in a number of football grounds on the way.
Yesterday (Wednesday, March 23) the 60-year-old set off from Doncaster Rovers’ Keepmoat Stadium for day three of his Men United walk, which took him to Scunthorpe United’s Glanford Park stadium.
And today (Thursday, March 24) he will begin his fourth 26-mile walk at Rotherham United’s New York Stadium, aiming for Chesterfield FC’s Proact Stadium via Bramall Lane and Hillsborough in Sheffield.
Jeff, famous for his quick statistics and football puns, said the support he had received so far on his walk had been ‘incredible’.
Doncaster fans and club mascot Donny Dog joined him for day three of his walk yesterday (Wednesday), and there were cheers as the host – renowned for being the subject of Chris Kamara’s ‘unbelievable’ catchphrase – set off.
He was also joined by Scunthorpe United chairman Peter Swann and the Iron’s mascot Scunny Bunny for the walk.
Jeff said: “We’ve had all kinds of people coming out and it has been very inspiring. The legs aren’t too bad but the feet are hurting a bit. But it is all in the mind. I am keeping a strong mind and that’s what is keeping me going.”
Having started at his boyhood club Hartlepool United, Jeff will finish his walk at Wembley Stadium on March 30. En route, he will be joined by famous friends and people affected by prostate cancer.
Jeff added: “I deal in statistics – but the ones we are dealing with here are shocking. One man dies every hour from this disease. That’s six in the course of Soccer Saturday every week.
“One in eight men will get prostate cancer and for black men the odds are even worse at one in four.”
To support Jeff visit prostatecanceruk.org/get-involved/jeff-stellings-men-united-march.