A FUNDRAISING trio from Barnsley have officially set a new Guinness World Record for the quickest half marathon run in a three-person costume.

Lee Severn, Pete Jenkins and Warren Edwicker donned their Cool Runnings’ outfits and bobsleigh to complete the Manchester Half Marathon in a record-breaking time.

The trio raised a total of £2,725 for Barnsley Hospice after completing the 13-mile journey completely in sync.

Lee said: “Running as a team in costume was a real challenge.

“The hardest part was staying injury-free, staying in time with each other, and finding time to train.

“We chose this local charity because of the fantastic work they do.

“It’s an amazing cause providing essential care for those in our community with life-limiting illnesses.”

Despite receiving the Guinness World Record accolade, the trio aren’t stopping there – and this time they’re hoping to become the fastest team to take on a full marathon in costume.

“We’re always looking for the next challenge,” Lee added.

Community relationships manager at Barnsley Hospice, Vicky Stead, added: “We are incredibly grateful for the dedication and efforts of Lee, Pete and Warren.

“Their record-breaking run and the funds raised will make a significant difference to those we care for in the Barnsley borough.”