The parents of an Aberdeenshire biker, who died in a crash with a lorry, have paid tribute to their “amazing son”.
Mark Fisher, from Westhill, died after his Triumph motorcycle collided with a lorry on the B977 Raemoir House to Kintore road, just north of Lyne of Skene in August.
Now, the 32-year-old’s parents, Carole and Dave, have spoken publicly for the first time since his tragic death.
Mrs Fisher said: “Mark was an intelligent, witty, kind and amazing son and brother, who quietly excelled in all that he did.
“We miss him so much, but we are receiving comfort from the messages and support of his friends.”
Their tribute comes as the keen jogger’s friends prepare to take part in the Hazlehead Park Run in his memory tomorrow.
The software developer was the secretary of Jog Scotland Westhill and took part in the town’s own park run event every week.
Mr Fisher, who worked for Zenith Oilfield Technology, took part in more than 50 of the popular events.
He was introduced to the run by his aunt, Bev Walker, who will be donning her running trainers tomorrow on his behalf.
All funds raised in Mr Fisher’s name will be donated to Alfie’s Trust – set up by the family of north-east boy Alfie Milne who suffers from lymphangiomatosis.
Leslie Murison, chairwoman of the Westhill group, said it would be a fitting memorial for her fellow runner.
She said: “I think this will be a tremendous tribute to Mark’s memory and this run will be a celebration for his family through one of his interests.”
The run begins at 9.30am.