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Fife Superman counting the cost after Spiderman’s epic 49-mile run

Dalgety Bay Superman supported  his pal Duloch Spiderman during the epic 49-mile charity run.
Dalgety Bay Superman supported his pal Duloch Spiderman during the epic 49-mile charity run.

Fife’s very own Superman proved his vulnerable human side after an epic 49-mile charity run to Glasgow.

Caped crusader Nic Green, 27, aka Dalgety Bay Superman, is one of a band of costume clad runners who have been cheering up Fifers throughout the coronavirus lockdown, while raising over £25,000 for charity.

But he says he’s been forced to hang up his running shoes for a few weeks because of injury.

Nic Green has been forced to hang up his running shoes because of injury.

Nic, a car parts advisor for an Edinburgh Mercedes dealership, broke a bone in his foot several weeks ago but despite the pain was on hand to support fellow charity runner Dave Roper, better known as Duloch Spiderman, in a gruelling run from Edinburgh Sick Kids Hospital to the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow at the weekend.

Fife Superheroes at the Glasgow hospital after raising more than £5,000.

He joined Buzz Lightyear, Batgirl and others to keep his pal company for part of the way before being in Glasgow to welcome Spiderman’s arrival.

But the effort through 10km run with a broken fifth metatarsal has now put Nic back into moon boot with running now off the agenda for the time being.

“The Glasgow run was amazing and I don’t regret supporting my pal but it has put me back a few weeks and back in the moon boot again, ” said Nic.

“I’m going to have to focus on my recovery and put a stop to my running and walking with my fellow superheroes.

“I will however, still attend some events coming up that don’t involve me running or being on my feet for a long time.

“Hopefully once my foot has fully healed I’ll be back and patrolling the streets as I have loved every second of being Dalgety Bay’s Superman and met loads of incredible people.”

He said: “I have made friends for life with all the other superheroes, it’s been an absolute pleasure.”

Spiderman Dave, 36, said the nine and a half hour run, which has netted around £5,000 to be split between the two hospitals, had left him “in bits”.

He added: “Looking back on it now, it was such a great day with Buzz Lightyear and Superman running the first 10k, Riddler joining me at 28 mile mark for 13 miles and Batgirl doing the same from 31 miles until the finish.

“It’s by far the hardest thing I’ve done in my life but the support was amazing.”

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