A former Oxford University don has broken a world long-distance running record after completing 10 marathons in 10 days. Sir Christopher Ball, Warden of Keble College from 1980 to 1988, has now entered the Guinness World Records after completing 262 miles in 10 days, even though he only took up running five years ago. The 72 year old from Jericho achieved the record when taking part in a ‘Ten in Ten’ challenge in the Lake District to raise money for a children’s charity.

Becky Ely