AN ex-firefighter from Carlisle is running the London Marathon to raise funds for Parkinson’s UK.

David Little, 57, is an avid runner and has completed 12 marathons in total, this will be his fourth time taking part in the London Marathon.

David, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2005, said that running helps him ‘forget about the condition’.

David has set himself a fundraising target of raising £2,100 for Parkinson’s UK.

The charity is the largest charitable funder of Parkinson’s research in Europe, and fights for fair treatment and better services for people with the condition.

READ MORE: Ex-firefighter with Parkinson’s to take on London Marathon

Here's what our readers said.

Amanda Mercer said: "Go on Dave. Well done and best of luck," as Emma Green said he was a 'living legend'.

Charlotte Deane said: "Wow. Fabulous. Such an inspiration," and Jane Ann Kilgour said: "Philip and I are rooting for you."

Mary Margaret said David was 'inspirational,' and Donna Fergusson wished him luck.

Marzena Giera congratulated David, while Nina Errington said: "You will be amazing as always David. Great write up to spread the word."

Lesley Emmerson said: "Good for you David proud to support the cause ParkRun (For Parkinson's Awareness)."

Julie Stewart said: "Am sure you will smash the marathon David, a running superman."

Victoria Claire Irving added: "Well done David Little getting the message out there."

Elaine Wrigley commented: "How fantastic, hope he is successful."

A web user said: "Well done! We are rooting for you. Have fun. My husband has had Parkinson's for 10 years."