Soccer Saturday presenter Jeff Stelling kicked off day five of his charity walk in aid of Prostate Cancer UK this morning from the AESSEAL New York Stadium.
Alongside Hartlepool United CEO Russ Green, the popular anchor of Sky Sports’ flagship Saturday afternoon show set off from the Millers home at 8am, before taking in stops at both Sheffield clubs, ending his day at Chesterfield’s Proact Stadium.
He was joined on the first stint of today’s walk by former World Darts Champion Dennis Priestley, and was waved off by a number of Millers supporters who watched Stelling and his team set off on another leg of their mammoth journey.
“It has been hard, but the people who turn up at the start, the people who walk with us, the people who have suffered from Prostate Cancer, those who are battling Prostate Cancer – they give you a lift. They keep us going,” Stelling told www.themillers.co.uk
“The personal stories that we have been told, that lifts you during the day. We have had some downs during the walk, but that kicks us on again.
“It has been much harder than I thought, you can’t see my feet which is just as well because they are X-rated!
“The last couple of legs prior to today have been pretty rural, so this has been a nice change. The people of Rotherham have turned out which is great, and in a strange sort of way we are looking forward to this part of the journey.”
Stelling is set complete his challenge of walking 10 marathons in 10 days at Wembley Stadium on March 30th.
To support Jeff, and find out more about his challenge, visit menunitedmarch.org.