Soccer Saturday legend Jeff Stelling embarked on his 100-mile March for Men on Thursday to Boost money and awareness for Prostate Cancer UK.
Jeff will participate in four marathons, in several countries, more than four days – beginning in Glasgow on Thursday, prior to travelling to Belfast, Cardiff and finishing in London on Sunday.
Earlier ending in Motherwell thursday’s course took Jeff to the grounds of Celtic, Rangers and Hamilton Academical from the national stadium Hampden Park.
Before he started his endeavour, Jeff told Sky Sports News:”We are attempting to increase awareness of a disease that kills a man every 45 minutes, then each half of a soccer game. Prostate cancer wills contract at some stage in our own lives, which is a figure that is marvelous.
“Men are hesitant to visit their GP about whatever and if it’s to do with anything below the waist they are not going anywhere close to it. It is a mindset that we have got to attempt to change.
“We’ve done 25 marathons in the past to try and change that attitude and I think it’s working. Folks have been very generous and they have contributed #800,000 over the last couple of years and we are expecting to get beyond the #1m this year.”
Along the way, Stelling expects to be joined by a lot of his friends within the footballing globe and he put off together with Charlie Nicholas joining later at Celtic Park to the leg, with Malky Mackay and David Moyes.
Nicholas was intended to join in the stop, Ibrox, but Jeff wasn’t surprised he avoided his former club’s house Celtic’s competitions.
He explained:”Can you really expect him to become at Ibrox? Chicken Charlie – that is what we call him.
“He’s in London and his flight was delayed so he is trying to have here as soon as he possibly can. We are told surprise, surprise that it will probably be sometime soon after we’ve left Ibrox.”
Stelling will continue his trip when he visits Cliftonville Crusaders, Glentoran and Linfield in Northern Ireland.