A NURSE working at Bradford Royal Infirmary (BRI) is taking on an epic challenge to raise money for a charity that helps disadvantaged children go on holiday.

Beth Gorman, 29, has been training since January for her ultra-marathon today (Saturday) to raise money for The Principle Trust Children’s Charity. 

The Pennine Barrier Ultra starts in Malham, with runners running toward the three peaks and then heading back to Malham.

Runners are given 18 hours to complete the trail, but Beth hopes to complete it in under 11 hours.

Beth said: “I’ve run a marathon before and I wanted to push myself because of lockdown and working through the pandemic, I thought nothing could be tougher than that.

“I run anyway but I properly started training for the ultra in January and I’ve only ever run 30 miles in one go, so we’ll see how it goes.

“So far, just over £600 has been donated and I would like to say thank you to everyone who has donated.

“I do want to reach the thousand-pound mark, it’s for a good cause."

The charity supports disadvantaged and disabled children across Yorkshire with free holidays.

Donations can be made here.