A LONG distance rower has completed a quarter of a marathon charity voyage - without getting his feet wet.

Cleveland Police community safety officer Harry Simpson has rowed 150 miles in the gym at the police headquarters, leaving 450 miles of his challenge to go.

Harry, a keen keep-fit fan, is taking part in a one million-metre row to raise money for Comic Relief.

Scores of volunteers across the country are taking part in the event, including Olympic gold winner Steve Redgrave.

To sponsor Harry, call him on (01642) 301238.