Local runners out in force to support marathon charity challenge

Local supporters of Ben Smith's 401 Challenge.
Local supporters of Ben Smith's 401 Challenge.

Ashington Hirst Running Club showed their support for charity runner this week.

When they heard Ben Smith would be in the area on day 188 of The 401 Challenge (401 marathons in 401 consecutive days) they got together to show their support.

Members joined Ben at Blyth beach, along with other local runners, on the 26.2 mile route.

Ben is travelling the UK in a world record attempt to raise money for anti-bullying charities Kidscape and Stonewall.