Three footballers swapped their boots for running shoes to raise money for Manorlands.

Brothers Steven and Adam Procter and their 29-year-old cousin, James Hordern, completed the Yorkshire Marathon last year, raising more than £2,000 for the Sue Ryder hospice.

It was the first time the three men, who are keen sportsmen, playing football for Hellifield, had taken part in a marathon.

“It was much harder than we expected,” said Adam, 25, who runs the Settle shop of butchers Drake and Macefield with his 29-year-old brother. Adam finished in three hours 47 minutes – 14 minutes ahead of Steven and 38 minutes ahead of James.

And, spurred on by their success, Adam and James have signed up for the 2014 Yorkshire Marathon, but this time will be running for Yorkshire Cancer Research.