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.