Actor George Telfer is preparing to take on his 13th marathon in his home town of Chesterfield.
The star, best known for his roles in the Auton film series and Emmerdale, will join 1,000 runners today at the Chesterfield and Derbyshire Marathon .
George, 52, has previously completed 10 London marathons, eight of them in aid of children's charity Whizz-Kidz.
He has also completed the Kielder Marathon and the York Marathon.
The Chesterfield and Derbyshire Marathon will raise funds for Kids 'n' Cancer UK, as well as other charities including Sheffield Children's Hospital Charity.
The England Football Band have been assured they will be allowed into England's remaining games at Euro 2012. After driving 2,800 miles to Donetsk for Monday's opener with France and being granted admittance to the stadium, the band were
stunned when security staff confiscated their instruments. But following representations by the Football Association, Uefa has confirmed the band will be allowed into the games against Sweden and Ukraine.