Cambridge Utd: 26 Marathons In 26 Days

27 April 2014, 06:00

The Director of Football at Cambridge United is starting the gruelling task of walking 26 marathons in 26 days.

Jez George is set to walk 676 miles - a marathon a day for 26 days - starting today.

He will go via every Premier League football stadium in the country, starting at Newcastle United, and finishing on 23rd May at Norwich City.

He will be raising money for Cambridge United's Youth and Community Trust, a charity which helps youngsters and the community.

Jez told Heart what the money will go to, "Maybe helping to do some work for the disadvantaged, to help with kids that have been excluded from school, maybe help prevent some crime.

"We want to really put the club in the centre of the community.

"It's great having the vision, but practicalities are, you need some money to be able to impact properly.

"This is longer than I've ever done before, and to do a marathon a day without a rest is going to be difficult.

"If the support team is right, and we know enough funds are going to be raised, then that's a big motivating factor."