A RUNNER has completed the first of 12 marathons he plans to run this year to raise money for the Salisbury Hospice Charity.

Scott Huntley, right, from Salisbury, set himself the challenge of running 12 marathons by the end of the year, and has already raised about £400.

Mr Huntley took part in The Hampshire Heartbreaker on February 23 and completed it in three hours, 31 minutes and 30 seconds, a personal best by nine minutes.

His next two marathons are in Brighton on April 6 and Pewsey on April 26.

To donate, visit mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/12in12.