Jeff Stelling’s Men United March – #JeffsMarch
10 walking marathons in 10 days… He’s done it! Jeff Stelling has completed his Men United March, walking an incredible 262 miles in just ten days and raising more than £300k. But you can still sponsor him.
The route and the daily diary…
Jeff Stelling visited more than 30 football clubs over 10 days from 21 to 30 March 2016. He was joined on each leg of the journey by a select band of Men United supporters and his mates from Soccer Saturday, including Matt Le Tissier, Chris Kamara, Paul Merson, and Charlie Nicholas.
Day 1: Hartlepool Utd via Middlesbrough to Marske
Day 2: York City to Leeds United
Day 3: Doncaster Rovers to Scunthorpe United
Day 4: Rotherham via Sheffield to Chesterfield
Day 5: Derby County via Burton and Nottm Forest to Notts County
Day 6: Wolves via Walsall, West Brom, Aston Villa to Birmingham City
Day 8: Northampton Town to MK Dons
Day 9: Luton Town via St Albans City to Watford
Day 10: AFC Wimbledon via Brentford, Fulham, Chelsea, QPR to Wembley
Intrepid television presenter Jeff Stelling yesterday completed his epic 262-mile walk to help tame prostate cancer, helping raise more than £300,000 for us so far.
“They say I can talk the talk, and now I’ve walked the walk,” joked the long-standing Soccer Saturday host after finishing 10 walking marathons in 10 days, from Hartlepool to Wembley, together with close friend Russ Green, the chief executive of Hartlepool United.They checked in at 32 football clubs along the way, and were joined by some famous friends and people affected by prostate cancer.
Trevor Sinclair, Dennis Wise, Les Ferdinand and Matt Le Tissier were among the small group of walkers on the last leg from AFC Wimbledon, rubbing shoulders with our long-time supporters, Kevin Webber and David Annand. And after collecting his Men United March medal from the Royal Box at Wembley, Jeff told onlookers it was his fellow walkers’ personal experiences of prostate cancer that drove him on.
“Everyone was our inspiration to keep going,” he said. “All your stories were humbling, uplifting and unforgettable. We will never forget them.”
Our chief executive, Angela Culhane, who walked the final marathon and more than 50 miles during the walk, said: “It’s been a truly incredible 10 days capped with a phenomenal fundraising total of more than £300,000. The money and awareness raised will be life-altering to the men affected by prostate cancer and their loved ones.
“Each and every walker that put their best foot forward for the cause, more than 400 of them, provided inspiration to us all. And on behalf of everyone involved in the Men United March and every man affected by this disease, I’d like to say a big thank you.”