David Rolfe has been up to his neck in it at Chivenor today.

A man from Lynton has found himself up the proverbial creek as he trains for the London Marathon.

David Rolfe has decided to do something a little different today (Thursday) as part of his fundraising attempts, by burying himself up to his neck in horse manure.

His challenge is taking place at Shelley’s Riding School at Chivenor , where staff will be on hand to dig him out at the end of the day.

David spoke to the Gazette during his challenge, he said: “Luckily the weather isn’t as bad as yesterday, and now it’s all settled down it’s quite soft.

“There must be something wrong with my nose, because I can’t smell anything.”

The Lynton man is no stranger to going above and beyond for charity.

His challenges have included bathing in a bath of spaghetti on Barnstaple High Street; posing as a mannequin in a charity shop window; and dressing as various characters to collect money for Children In Need.

David is running the Marathon for the Micro and Anophthalmic Children’s Society, a charity that supports children either without, or with underdeveloped eyes.

You can sponsor him by visiting Oxfam, Barnados, Sue Ryder and SMR Phoenix in Barnstaple.