Teenage Washington daredevil freeruns over Sage roof

18-year-old Andrew Vasey, from Washington
18-year-old Andrew Vasey, from Washington
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A DAREDEVIL has taken to new heights to be part of a film about the Great North Run – on the roof of the Sage Gateshead.

Eighteen-year-old Andrew Vasey, from Barmston, is a freerunner.

The risk-taker became involved in the activity five years ago when a friend encouraged him to give it a try.

Freerunning involves athletes running through spaces and interacting with their environment using gymnastics and acrobatics.

It has become popular since appearing in films such as Casino Royale and The Bourne Ultimatum.

The film Andrew will star in was commissioned by Great Run Culture, and features a group of 10 freerunners, or traceurs, making their way along the Great North Run route.

Artist Melanie Manchot planned the film, Tracer, and recorded Andrew on the roof of The Sage Gateshead.

She said: “Through movements, these locations are brought to life.

“Andrew performed a very sculptural move and handstand on the roof of The Sage, which looked stunning outlined against the aesthetic of this unique building.”