4 Oct 2012
In - Football

Meet Rowan Staszkiewicz, 27 - Forest fan, computer game player, hot chocolate lover, and serial road runner raises money for Prostate Cancer UK by running to Forest away games.

Part 1 - The City Ground to London Road (59 miles in the end!) was completed on Saturday 6 October.

The Nottingham Evening Post featured Rowan too.

Part 2 - The City Ground to the King Power stadium, Leicester (26 miles cycling on Friday 9th with the NFFC back room staff, then 26 miles running on Saturday 10th before the game)

Although I'm hardly new to running, having run countless half marathons and a full marathon, this is a completely different ball game!!

How did this idea come about?

As "we only had 10 men, we only had 10 men…" rang out during last week's feisty East Midlands derby, I remembered the Derby fans who flew a plane over the City Ground with a banner showing they'd beaten us with 10 men last season.

Yes, an illustration of fierce local rivalry but I also thought, an expensive venture - the cost of which could have been put to better use. 

This thought inspired me to raise money that could be put to better use, for charity.

Through glorious city suburbs and across B-roads throughout the autumn and winter this season, I will be running to Forest away matches. 

By the time you read this I hope to be in the Forest end at London Road with sore feet and a hot chocolate having left the City Ground on Thursday.

Raising money

Each run will be linked by a Football League stadium so I'm raising money for The Football League's Official Charity Partner, Prostate Cancer UK.

Prostate cancer kills one man every hour, and affects 1 in 9 men. Find out about how Prostate Cancer UK fights to help more men survive - prostatecanceruk.org/football

Having recently lost my grandmother to Alzheimers, I am also raising money for Alzheimers UK too.

How you can help?

Help me with a donation uk.virginmoneygiving.com/RowanSZ, follow me on twitter @rowansz and help spread the word about my blog rowansz.wordpress.com

If, like me, you are keen to spread the word or indeed take on a challenge to support Prostate Cancer UK email football@prostatecanceruk.org


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