Clarbeston Road AFC will today start celebrating their 60th anniversary - by getting their players to run 1140 miles!

The club are taking part in a '60 miles for 19 days' challenge to raise funds both for the club, and also NHS workers at Withybush Hospital.

In a statement to Telegraph Sport, the club said: "Our thoughts go out to all those who are currently being affected by this crisis.

"Especially to those workers on the front line of the NHS who are working day and night to keep our nation safe and well."   

"Clarbeston Road's senior players have come together and decided to do a joint fundraiser on behalf of our local NHS workers and also to help keep our club going, having served the local sporting community so well for 60 years.

"All funds raised will be split equally between these two causes."

As a voluntary organisation, like many clubs Clarby are still incurring running costs, whilst their income stream has all but halted. 

But starting today, players of the Club will be completing a collective sponsored run, where between them they will aim to run 60 miles a day to mark their forthcoming anniversary.

This is will last for 19 days, also a poignant number in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, making a total of 1140.

All runs, completed individually, will be tracked electronically and collated to evidence completion - and to verify players have met the target distance by the cut-off date.  

The clock started running this morning (Wednesday) and will stop at midnight on May 10. 

Committee members are also thought to be helping out, and you can donate to the cause by clicking here.