Halliday defies pain to raise charity cash

Simon Halliday, whose glittering rugby career was ended by serious injury, will be pounding the streets on Christmas Day, defying the pain of his fused ankle in preparation for the Bath Half Marathon.

Given that Halliday, a double Grand Slam winner and member of the 1991 England World Cup final team, was reduced to relying on pain killers just to make walking bearable, his commitment to the marathon on 19 March is remarkable.