A Birstall runner has completed seven half marathons over seven consecutive weekends, raising over £2,000 for a charity dedicated to the care of those living with Motor Neurone Disease.
Rebecca Warrington took on the mammoth challenge for the Motor Neurone Disease Association, after being affected by rugby player Rob Burrow’s battle with the disease.
The former Leeds Rhinos scrum-half Rob was diagnosed with the deliberating disease in December 2019, just two years after ending his playing career by captaining Leeds to a record-extending eighth Super League Grand Final.
“I was fortunate enough to see Rob play in his prime and meet him on a number of occasions, a more humble and genuine person you could not wish to meet”, said Rebecca, who runs for Wreake Runners.
“He had time for everyone, including a Huddersfield fan like me”.
Rebecca ran her first half marathon for the cause on March 27, and finished her seventh on May 8.
Over the course of seven consecutive weekends, she took on half marathons across the country, with locations including Stratford Upon Avon, Milton Keynes, and Leeds.
“This may not sound a lot as it isn’t seven marathons, but physically I am not designed as a long distance runner”, she said on her Just Giving page.
“I have suffered knee injuries as a result of my own rugby union playing days, but I have been inspired and wanted to play a part, however small in doing something to try and prevent more people suffering in the way Rob Burrows and Doddie Weir and others are now”, she added.
Rebecca has raised £2,292 as a result of her amazing running efforts.
To donate to the cause, visit: https://justgiving.com/fundraising/rebecca-warrington2