Sports award for marathon man

Ben Smith
Ben Smith

Charity runner Ben Smith, who completed 401 marathons in 401 days – including several around Northumberland – was presented with the Helen Rollason Award at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year on Sunday.

Having suffered bullying as a child, Smith, 34, from Bristol, raised money for Kidscape and Stonewall.

He surpassed his £250,000 target.