• Chris Lines’ charity treble for Durham Wildlife Trust

    Chris Lines’ charity treble for Durham Wildlife Trust

    A runner from County Durham has completed the arduous second leg of a charity fundraising treble to support a local wildlife charity.

    Chris Lines, from Sedgefield, is attempting to complete a half marathon, a marathon, and a 50-mile ultra-marathon, all in just three weeks and to raise money for Durham Wildlife Trust.

    Chris Lines, a business owner and Durham county councillor, pledged to fundraise for Durham Wildlife Trust at this year’s Great North Run, but as a keen runner who takes part in the world’s biggest half marathon every year anyway, he decided to add something to the challenge.

    He headed to the Scottish Highlands for Salomon Skyline Scotland completing the Lochaber 80 Ultra on Saturday September 17.

    The event is an 80km (50-mile) trail run with 2,000 metres of ascent, that follows a route from Kinlochleven and takes participants a good way up the flanks of Ben Nevis.

    He came 20th with a time of 11 hours, eight minutes and 24 seconds.

    Chris’s treble will conclude on October 1 and 2, when he takes part in two races at the Kielder Marathon weekend, running a leg in the ‘Sedgefield Specials’ relay team during the Run-Bike-Run and then the full marathon.

    Source: The Northern Echo