TOM Parkin and Ruth Smith, both members of Grassington-based Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association triumphed in the Montane Spine Race - billed as one of the toughest endurance events in the world.

The event, which started last weekend, sees competitors racing non-stop along all or part of the 268 mile Pennine Way, which stretches from Edale, in the Derbyshire Peak District, takes in the Yorkshire Dales and ends at Kirk Yetholm, just inside the Scottish border.

Ruth was the first female in the 108 mile Montane Spine Challenger South Mountain Rescue Team (MRT) - in a time of 56 hours, one minute and 43 seconds; while Tom was first male in the Open MRT race, also 108 miles in a time of 32 hours, 47 minutes and 29 seconds.

Fellow team member, Joe Parsons, is running in the 160 mile MRT Northern Challenger, from Hardraw, North Yorkshire to Kirk Yetholm.

Joe, Ruth and Tom are raising money for UWFRA - find out how to make donations on UWFRA's Facebook page.