The older brother of South Shields teenager Chloe Rutherford kept memories of his sister and her boyfriend locked in his heart as he tackled today's Great North Run.
Scott Rutherford was raising funds for the Make A Wish Foundation, a charity he had chosen, before his world came crashing down on May 22 when Chloe, 17, and boyfriend Liam Curry, 19, were killed in the Manchester Arena bombing.
But despite his heartache and lack of training, the 21-year-old took on the 37th Great North Run, determined to cross the finishing line as a tribute to the much-loved pair and to his best friend Jack Burden.
Jack died in 2014, aged 18, after suffering a severe allegeric reaction while taking part in a charity project building sports facilities for disadvantaged children in Tanzania.
Scott has taken part in the run for the past three years to raise money for the project in Tanzania which Jack had started working on.
This year, funds will be split between Jack's Tanzania project and the Make A Wish Foundation.
He said: “This is my fourth Great North Run, but this time it was really hard.
“With everything that has happened I haven’t been able to do much training.
“But even though it was hard, I just kept remembering the reasons why I was running it - not just for the charity, but also for Chloe and Liam and Jack.
"The support I received was amazing and from the crowds during the run was out of this world. I loved it."