Northern Ireland

Runners in Stormont marathon charity challenge

Image caption The men are running 10 marathons within Stormont estate in Belfast

Two Northern Ireland men are running 10 marathons in 10 days within Belfast's Stormont estate in a bid to raise money for a cancer charity.

Peter Ferris and Harold Reilly began their endurance test on Friday and are set to complete it next Saturday (24 August).

They begin at 08:00 BST each day with the aim of finishing by lunchtime.

The marathon challenge is in aid of Cancer Focus Northern Ireland.

The pair are clocking up their miles by running "up and down" Stormont hill from the front gates to Lord Edward Carson's statue, 16 times each day.

Joyce Savage, Head of Appeals and Marketing at Cancer Focus said, "These men are setting themselves an amazing task that will challenge them both mentally and physically, all in aid of their local cancer charity.

"The money raised from this event will help to support people living with a cancer diagnosis in our local communities, so we are asking the public to come out in force and show their support."