A MONK Bretton man ran 430 miles - a route with an elevation double that of Mount Everest - in just seven days to raise money for a charity close to his heart.

Woody Felton, 52, was diagnosed with autism last year - something he said just ‘made sense’ to him.

Woody ran 428 miles from west to east to raise money for the National Autistic Society.

“It went really good - I was the first person to ever do it - it feels good to say that,” he said.

Woody joined the army after leaving school and said finding out he was autistic changed his perspective on life.

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His son was also diagnosed in 2020 whilst his daughter is also going through the same processes.

He set out to raise £2,000 but has now raised more than double that - with a total currently standing over £4,300.

Anyone wishing to donate can do so by visiting his Just Giving page, details of which can be found on his Facebook account ‘Autistic Runner Woody’.