A BAILDON man has completed his 7 in 7 challenge and raised over £3,000 for the Motor Neuron Disease Association (MNDA).

Stuart Prentice, 43, a rugby fan who was inspired to raise money for the MNDA after motor neuron disease struck down former Leeds Rhino star Rob Burrow, ran seven half marathons along the Leeds-Liverpool Canal in seven days.

"It was tough, especially the last two or three days," said Stuart. "I ran a half marathon each day in under two hours which was my target.

"The last day was a tough one and I was tired by the end. Once I finished it I collapsed in a heap, in a good way of course. My legs are a bit sore now, but I managed to complete it all."

Stuart, who was spurred on to complete his challenge by everyone's messages of support, said: "I've had a lot of people sponsor me since the article was in the T&A, and those messages of support are what kept me going every day of the run."

Stuart has raised £3,300 for the MNDA and people can still donate by visiting justgiving.com/fundraising/stuart-prentice6?utm_id=26