Ben runs York­shire

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Ben Davis has run the en­tire boundary of York­shire – 470 miles and 41,000ft of el­e­va­tion – in 18 days, car­ry­ing a tent on his back. “I needed a big chal­lenge,” he told TR. “Run­ning has changed my life – and me! I used to be five stone heav­ier and smoke a cou­ple of pack­ets a day.”

He found it tough: “I didn’t train for the hills enough, but have got the trail run­ning bug now. As I reached the beach at Scar­bor­ough it hit me just how far I had trav­elled. There were so many peo­ple there cheer­ing me on, it all was a lit­tle over­whelm­ing. A mo­ment I will never for­get.”

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