Helsby-born Chris Pattinson completed a gruelling Ironman challenge on Sunday and raised more than £4,000 for Stick ‘n’ Step, a Wirral based cerebral palsy charity.

Chris completed the 2.4 mile (3.86 km) swim, a 112-mile (180.25 km) bike ride and a 26.2 mile (42.16 km) run in 11 hours and five minutes – he started at 7am and finished just after 6pm on the same day.

Chris took on the challenge to raise money for Stick ‘n’ Step after being inspired by his nephew, Jonty, who has cerebral palsy.

Chris with his nephew Jonty during the race

Doctors had told Jonty that he may never walk again but after 12 months with Stick ‘n’ Step he was on his feet.

Chris was supported by an army of friends and family on Sunday in Weymouth and the chief supporter was Jonty himself.

Upon completion of the event Chris said: “It was an overwhelming experience finishing Ironman Weymouth with your family and friends supporting you. Raising over £4,000 (£5,000 including Gift Aid) for Stick ‘n’ Step is one of my proudest and biggest achievements I have done. However this would not be possible without everyone who donated.

“It is very humbling how much support I received, especially in a world there are so many other events which people are raising money for. The money raised will change a young person’s life. £4,000 pays for one child to attend Stick ‘N’ Step for 12 months.”

Chris at the finish line

Stats from Chris’ Ironman Weymouth challenge: Swim (3.8km): 1hr 15 minutes; Bike (180km): 6hrs 4 minutes; Run (42km): 3 hrs 32 minutes.

To donate to Chris’ challenge, please visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Roadtoweymouth.