No retirement rest for Sale and England rugby legend Jason Robinson as he completes epic charity challenge

By Jack Travers

Sale and England legend Jason Robinson is not taking it easy after his retirement from rugby as he has just completed a 3,580 mile endurance event.

The dual-code England ace was part of a crack team of military personnel who ran and cycled the distance from Afghanistan’s Camp Bastion to Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital on treadmills and bikes in the hospital’s main entrance.

This unique challenge took the 36-year-old and the team 48 hours and they were greeted by HRH the Prince of Wales upon its completion on Monday. 

Robinson said: “I was delighted to take part and to be part of a great team of people over the last two days. It was tough going but worth it to help raise money and awareness for the charity.”

Event organiser Sgt Jo Jackson said: “To celebrate the end of our challenge with a Royal visit is the icing on the cake.

“We’d like to say a huge thank you once again to Jason Robinson, our elite team and our volunteers for all their hard work and commitment.

“We’d also like to thank everyone who has made a donation in support of our challenge as every penny really does make a difference.”

Donations can be made at or by texting BTOB99 followed by the amount you wish to donate, e.g. £5, to 70070.

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