Lindsey Burrow admits she is entering “completely new territory” as she prepares to run her first ever marathon to thank the British public for supporting Rob and their family.
Rob Burrow has captured the nation’s hearts through the way he has reacted to a devastating MND diagnosis in 2019, just two years after he had signed off a glorious playing career by winning another Grand Final with Leeds in his last ever game.
In less than 12 weeks time Lindsey will compete in the first ever Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon, to raise further funds towards building a special Motor Neurone Disease Centre in her husband’s name.
Lindsey’s brother Mark will also be running, just weeks after attempting the London Marathon too.
“I’ve watched so many people push themselves to the limit to raise funds because of Rob,” she said. “So I thought it was time that I also went out of my comfort zone.
“Rob and I have been so humbled by the support we have received over the past few years. We could never have imagined the impact sharing our story would have on so many people, not only in Leeds but across the UK.”
Lindsey Burrow training hard for the Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon
Most would argue that Lindsey has already been pushing herself well outside of her comfort zone ever since Rob’s shock diagnosis in December 2019.
As a full-time carer for her husband, while juggling her own physiotherapy work with being a loving mother of three. If that was not enough, she will now squeeze in training runs first thing in the morning or at night.
Rob himself remains stable, with Lindsey revealing “he’s really good and has plateaued health-wise without any significant changes. He is still battling on with that infectious smile.”
Leeds Hospitals Charity has so far raised over £3 million towards their £5 million target to build the Rob Burrow Centre for Motor Neurone Disease in Leeds; largely thanks to the fundraising efforts of Rob’s former captain Kevin Sinfield.