Kerry Maxwell is warming up for her biggest running challenge to date.
That’s because the 48-year-old mum is training for the London Marathon in April.
Kerry – who is no stranger to pounding the pavement for good causes – is taking part in the famous race to raise cash for Support In Mind in Castle Douglas.
The charity supports people with mental illness and helped Kerry through depression. The runner, from Gatehouse, said: “I only started running because it was a way of fighting depression.
“They have been extremely good to me. It’s not a charity that is recognised as much and I would like to give something back.”
Kerry is already running 60 miles a week as she builds up her training toward the big day.
She added: “I wanted to do another marathon and London is the ultimate one.
“I have never really stopped training since the last one but this time I would like to get a good time as well.”
Kerry ran the Crossmichael Marathon last year and raised money for the Gatehouse Christmas Lights Group.
Jenny Howdle, vocational support worker for Support In Mind, said: “We are delighted for anyone who does fundraising for us. Kerry is lovely and we hope she does really well.”
Kerry is hoping to raise £1,000 from the 26-mile run on Sunday, April 21.
● If you would like to donate to Kerry’s effort, go online to www.justgiving.com/kerry-maxwell.