An athlete has completed a world-record breaking challenge on Snowdon to raise money for ex-servicemen's charities.
Mike Buss, nicknamed "the running man", put on his running shoes
managed to run up and down the 3,560 ft mountain five times in 24 hours carrying a 40 lb pack.
He will now train for his 2011 schedule, in which he will seek to set more records as part of a plan to raise £1 million for Help for Heroes by 2014, as well as helping two smaller charities for former soldiers, Project 65 and Talking2Minds.
Those keen to try some hill running themselves - if not actually seeking to emulate all Mike Buss's feats - may wish to pick up some running gear
from their nearest Go Outdoor store.
Snowdonia hill runners may face a tougher challenge in the Welsh 1,000 Metre Peaks Race, after the number of mountains in Snowdonia over that height was discovered to be five, rather than four.
A recent re-survey of Glyder Fawr using GPS equipment proved it was 1,000.8 metres high, not the 999 marked on Ordnance Survey maps
Posted by Dan Mirza