A Perth fundraiser is passing his marathon baton on to his wife.
Alan Glynn has raised more than £100,000 for meningitis charities since his toddler daughter Alexis Rose was killed by the disease in 2011.
The 35-year-old has run six marathons and countless smaller races to generate cash for Meningitis Now.
However next month he will be on the sidelines, cheering on wife Ruth, who will be running in her first marathon in London in April 26.
Alan has been forced to take a back seat after doctors advised him to rest because of a chest infection.
Ruth said she was nervous but excited by the prospect of the race, having completed a half-marathon earlier this year.
She said: “I got into running because of Alan it looked like fun and it’s good to have a shared interest.
“I also wanted to give him a bit more support he’s amazing with all his fundraising.
“He’s had a bit of a setback with his health,” Ruth went on.
“It’s so much pressure he has all these commitments and it’s nice to share the load a little bit.
“He can’t do the marathon because of his chest infection, which he’s really sad about, but at least he’s done it before.
“He’s going to support us.
“I’m really excited about it, I can’t wait.”
Ruth has no illusions about the size of the challenge she is taking on in the London marathon.
She admitted: “I am a wee bit nervous because I did a half-marathon, which went well, but then I realised at the end of it that I needed to do the same again to make it a marathon.
“I do like a challenge.
“I’ve been running three or four times a week (as training) and going round the same bits in Perth so all the dog walkers know me now.
“I go out in the early mornings I’d rather get it out of the way.
“It’s getting lighter now, which makes it much easier.”
Alan added: “I was advised to have a wee rest but will hopefully be back running for the Edinburgh half-marathon in May.
“I’m very proud of Ruth she does a lot behind the scenes and it’s nice that she’s starting to get more involved in the front end fundraising.
“She’s just an amazing woman that’s why I married her.”
Alexis Rose and her twin sister Christina were born almost three months premature and at birth Alexis Rose weighed just 2lb 12oz.
Both girls became ill in February 2011, when they were 19 months old, but Christina did not contract meningitis and is now an active five year old.
She and older brother Billy were later joined by their sister Amber.