A fitness enthusiast from Teesside is celebrating after qualifying as a Nordic Walking instructor at the age of 71. Dave Scott took up the practice three years ago as a hobby. Now he's taking his own classes in Hartlepool.
He studied anatomy and physiology for four months to gain the qualification, and now takes weekly classes.
Nordic Walking originated in Finland in the 1930s. It was invented by a skier, who held a pole in each hand to exercise his upper body whilst walking.