FORMER Saint Francis Benali has reached Sunderland as he aims to run 1,000 miles for charity.

The Saints legend reached Sunderland's Stadium of Light after setting off from Newcastle United's St James' Park this morning.

The fearless left-back is running to all 20 Premier League grounds as part of Benali's Big Run, which will see him run 1,000 miles in the hope of raising £1million for Cancer Research.

Benali raised more than £31,000 for the charity before even taking one stride forward in the challenge.