Thousands of runners created a brilliant spectacle as they snaked their way around the Kelpies Supernova 5K last weekend (12–13 November). Each runner donned a Supernova head torch for the occasion and there were also tutus, glow sticks, leg warmers, LED glasses, and fluorescent gear on show.
11-year-old Robert Miller was raising money in support of his best friend Douglas who has Cystic Fibrosis. Douglas also took part in the run alongside Robert and his family. The pair met on their first day of school and have been friends ever since. Robert set himself two challenges earlier this year and having already completed the Pedal for Scotland 'wee jaunt' back in September, Robert was delighted to have the chance to run the Supernova 5K alongside his family and best friend.
Jaqueline Lafferty ran the 5K on Sunday for Alzheimer’s Scotland as part of her own personal journey to better health. After seeing a number of her close family affected by Alzheimer’s in recent years, Jacqueline felt compelled to raise awareness and funds for the charity. On top of this, Jacqueline has had her own health scares. Weighing 20 stone and suffering a stroke last year was the wake up call she needed to turn her life around. Now over seven stone lighter, Jacqueline is determined to continue on this path to better health and fitness.
Next up, the Supernova series heads south, with the London event taking place on Saturday 1 April 2017 at the iconic Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Entries are open now and are available here. The series then heads to Bournemouth, taking place as part of the Bournemouth Marathon Festival, held on 7 and 8 October 2017, more information is available at the BMF website.