A PANTO star was in the running to win as he joined in a festive fitness session.
Paul Hartley, appearing as Will Scarlet in Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood at the Gala Theatre in Durham, joined athletes for a 5km timed run in the city.
The runners, who meet at the Graham Sports Centre at Maiden Castle every Saturday, donned festive fancy dress for the event.
The pantomime will run until Saturday.
Ticket supplies are limited, but some are still available for shows on Thursday and Friday, when tickets, normally priced at up to £16, are just £10 per person.
To book, visit the Gala box office, call 03000 266 600 or go online at www.galadurham.co.uk.