Ryan pounds the streets in Great North Run

Ryan Hall, who completed the Great North Run.

Ryan Hall, who completed the Great North Run.

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A runner took part in the world’s biggest half marathon to raise money for a charity close to his heart.

Ryan Hall, from Blyth, was among the tens of thousands of runners who took part in the Great North Run on Sunday, completing the 13-miles from Newcastle to South Shields in a time of four hours two minutes.

The 20-year-old, who has Downs Syndrome, was raising money for Downs Syndrome North East and is hoping to raise over £500.

His mother Alison said: “It was hard work in the heat.”

Ryan also plays football for Newcastle United Ds Active team and does circuit training at Millennium Martial Arts Blyth.