Maryport's Simon Lawson claims victory in Great North Run wheelchair race

Simon Lawson Credit: PA

Simon Lawson has claimed the top spot in the men's wheelchair race at the Great North Run.

The athlete from Maryport crossed the finish line in a time of 39 minutes 26 seconds.

A former British motorcross championship rider, Simon was left paralysed in a crash at the age of 19.

Simon will be sharing his experience of the Great North Run on tonight's programme at 6pm.