DESPITE feeling like being 'trapped in a toaster' Chris Green successfully completed a marathon on the hottest day of the year so far - while wearing a rhino suit.

'Rhino Boy Chris' ran his 78th marathon at the Sir Titus Summer Trot in Saltaire on Saturday in temperatures of 28 degrees in a time of five hours and nine minutes.

The marathon and ultra-marathon runner from Embsay, runs to raise money for and awareness of the charity Save the Rhino and since 2009 has raised more than £10,000, much of it collected while carrying out his runs.

He said: "I felt like I was trapped in a toaster the whole time but do you know what the people were absolutely amazing and Yorkshire should be so proud for the help and support being given to rhinos.

"People out walking just stood to clap while others on the barges cheered. The donation jar was on the front of the horn and happily was quite heavy by the end."

Tomorrow (Tuesday), Chris will be celebrating his 46th birthday by running the Yorkshire Three Peaks - in an attempt to be what is believed to be the first time anyone in a rhino suit has tackled the mountain marathon.

Chris, who will be helped along by his friend, Harry Strutt said: "No rhino has ever been up there on those summits and no Harry has ever pushed a rhino up those summits. Its 40km, over 2,000 meters of elevation and set to be another scorching day."

Chris and Harry can be supported in their challenge to raise money for Save the Rhino at: