BRAVE Allan Hunter completed the Great North Run - at walking pace.

The 56-year-old head of an Elland engineering firm had surgery for bowel cancer in the summer.

He was warned not to run - so he decided to walk the half- marathon instead.

Determined Allan has announced that his effort has netted £4,000 so far for Macmillan Cancer Relief.

Surgeons have confirmed that Mr Hunter is clear of the disease after his treatment.

He finished the 13.1-mile course in 3hr 9min.

"Not bad for an old `un," he joked.

Allan said he had been astonished by the generosity of supporters.

He has set up a website where more donations can be made at