Derek does run in honour of his dad

Derek Steele, from South Shields, raised more than �200 for Parkinson's UK when he completed the Great North Run.

Derek Steele, from South Shields, raised more than �200 for Parkinson's UK when he completed the Great North Run.

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A South Shields man completed this year’s Great North Run in honour of his dad.

David Steele, 61, finished the 13.1-mile challenge in two hours and ten minutes, running for his dad who had Parkinson’s.

He joined more than 300 other s who were taking part to raise funds for research into Parkinson’s, a progressive neurological condition for which there is no cure.

Paul Jackson-Clark, director of fundraising at Parkinson’s UK, said: “I would like to thank Derek for running for research into Parkinson’s and I hope his experience will inspire others to sign up to the run next year.”

The Parkinson’s UK team of runners aim was to raise a combined £150,000 to support and accelerate innovative research into new and better treatments as there have been no major advances in Parkinson’s treatments in the last decade.