A NINE-year-old budding triathlete raised hundreds of pounds for Children in Need.

Thomas Collins, pictured in action above, ran 5km in the Weymouth Park Run, followed by a 16km cycle to Portland and back to Weymouth Swimming Pool, to do ten lengths.

The event was in aid of Children in Need and Thomas was joined by his friend Samuel Anstey, 13, who did the cycle and swim as well.

The friends raised more than £640 for the good cause.