Tributes to Seaham runner

The family of Kevin Paterson, who died after the Great Birmingham Run last weekend, are fundraising in his memory.

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The family of a man who died after a half marathon are planning to run the race in his memory next year.

Kevin Paterson from Seaham was apparently fit and healthy and an experienced runner, but he collapsed after crossing the finish line last Sunday.

His parents and sisters are now fundraising in his name and have already raised more than two thousand pounds for charity. They say even if they have to walk round, they'll finish the race like he did.

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Family fundraising in runner's memory

Kevin Paterson
Kevin Paterson, 36, was an experienced runner but collapsed after the Great Birmingham Run Credit: ITV

The family of a runner who died after a half marathon race plan to run the same event in his memory next year. Kevin Paterson, from Seaham, collapsed after crossing the finish line of the Great Birmingham Run on October 21st. His family have raised £2500 for charity in two days.