Tony Colliinson ran the Belfast Marathon to raise £317 for the Benevolent Fund in a time of 3hr 12min 59 secs.

Tony runs for the East Hull Harriers and completed the Marathon in a great time to raise money for a sport that is close to his heart being a rugby player himself.

Tony says “I started running marathons and half marathons in 2002 following a life threatening injury I sustained in Las Vegas in 2001 following an accident in Las Vegas where I was hit by a hit and run driver. I broke my C1 vertebra in my neck in 4 places. I also fractured my skull and had two brain haemorrhages, I had many more injuries but too many to mention. ”

“I have run for many charities in the past raising over £35000 for various children and children’s charities. Pete Stephenson was my inspiration for Benevolent Fund, having been a former professional Rugby League player for Hull FC and amateur with West Hull and Skirlaugh myself. I really enjoyed doing Belfast Marathon in aid of Benevolent Fund and have other plans for same charity.”