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WATCH: Joss marks 80th birthday with new fell running challenge

Joss Naylor, the farmer from Wasdale who became one of the our greatest fell runners, is about to embark on a special run to celebrate his 80th birthday.

So what is a good challenge at 80? Well for Joss it's running 30 miles from Caldbeck to Wasdale. And he's doing it to raise money for Brathay Trust, a charity that helps young people make positive changes to their lives. Fiona Marley Paterson has been to meet him.

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Legendary fell runner tackles Lake District Mountain Trial

Fell runner Joss Naylor Credit: ITV News Border

Legendary fell runner Joss Naylor is taking on the peaks of Cumbria once again, as he attempts to complete a full series of runs in the Lake District Mountain Trial.

The 77-year-old is making the most of the occasion by raising money for Ambleside based charity Brathay Trust.

Mr Naylor used the internet to encourage fellow running enthusiasts to place online bids, in order to secure a place alongside him.

Ms Nicky Butler, a schoolteacher from Carlisle, and Mr Phil Mather, from Lancaster, were the two highest bidders.

Mark Bushell, from Brathay Trust said:

"They can't wait for Friday to come. To say that they are excited about running with their fell running hero is an understatement. After all he is running royalty and to them this is a priceless opportunity."