Jamie Peacock completes ultra marathon to help raise almost £50,000 for Rob Burrow


Jamie Peacock completed the Exmoor 55km Ultra Marathon last weekend to help raise almost £50,000 for his former Leeds team-mate Rob Burrow. 

Peacock completed the Ultra Marathon with Simon Dent, the founder of sports marketing agency Dark Horses.

The pair were raising money for Burrow, who last year was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease. The 37-year-old, who won eight Super League titles with the Rhinos before retiring in 2017, revealed he had been diagnosed with MND in December 2019.

Peacock and Dent raised almost £50,000 on the run which took place on a blustery Exmoor.​

On completing the challenge, Peacock said: “It was a tough day out on Exmoor but nothing compared to what Rob and his family are going through.

“We wanted to raise awareness of MND and also help Rob and his family.”

There’s presently no cure for MND, but there are treatments to help reduce the impact it has on a person’s daily life. To make a donation to Peacock and Dent’s JustGiving fund for Burrow, click here.

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