Keith Senior

Keith is a rugby league legend, recently retired from the professional game, who most recently played for the Leeds Rhinos in Super League.

 

Keith has represented both Great Britain & England at International level on 43 occasions and has been named in the ‘Rugby League World XIII’ on three occasions. He has won every honour in the English domestic game and has made 560 career appearances for Sheffield Eagles, Leeds Rhinos, Yorkshire, England and Great Britain scoring 248 tries and up until 2012 held the record for the most Super League tries. Keith released his biography ‘The Bald Truth’ in 2011. Keith is an ambassador for the Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust and now works for the Leeds Rhinos Foundation which is also a charity. ‘After being a professional rugby player for 18 years I face not having the challenges every morning which I used to love. These events give me the focus I need to challenge my body and most of all my mind.  In 2014 I attempted my first marathon having done the Great North Run in 2013. I then decided to take on the challenge of 4 marathons in 22 days – and ran Manchester, London, Northampton and Huddersfield. In June I cycled from Perpignan in the South of France to Leeds, then undertook the first leg of the Tour de France, taking in 1100 miles in 8 days. I can relate to a lot of what WWTW stands for, after having to retire through injury in my 30’s. I was at a crossroads in my life and had to start over again, at a time when most peoples’ careers are just beginning to take off and they are becoming established in life. Similar to our wounded, it was important to me to find a motivation to know that life could continue with meaning, drive and focus. I am pleased to be able to help in some small way’. My biggest concern is definitely the food aspect  – I eat a lot and am not looking forward to living on rations! Blisters are also a big concern, it is vital to get this foot management right. As with most challenges I am looking forward to the build-up, and of course to the end! All the way through I will be thinking ‘why am I doing this?’ but when I achieve the goal and enjoy the satisfaction of achieving and finishing such a massive challenge it will all be worth the pain. You can sponsor Keith here.

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