A CHESTER eco fundraiser has successfully run the equivalent distance between Chester and Birmingham city centre – all in 10 hours and using only a treadmill.

Steve Hughes has been raising funds and awareness of the SuperTrees project – a mission to revamp the Hoole Way (Mecca Bingo) Roundabout near the new Chester Bus Station into a thriving eco space.

It is planned that the centrepiece of the revamped site will be three SuperTrees, inspired by the acclaimed Singapore sculptures.

Last year Steve successfully completed seven marathons in seven days in seven separate countries in aid of the environmentally-friendly cause, and this year he has replicated the endurance feat by running 100km (62 miles) in nine hours, 22 minutes.

The fundraising event took place at the Hoole Way Roundabout and saw a range of activities and stalls, including a raffle, a prize draw, music performances, mural painting and food and drink stalls.

There was also the chance for people to run along with Steve on a second treadmill to give him encouragement and take part in a competition to record the fastest 1km of the day.

A total of £1,894 was raised from the event, with proceeds going towards the Chester's SuperTrees project.

  • People can still donate to the cause via Justgiving at www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/chestersupertrees.