A DETERMINED mum has run more than 1,000 miles to thank a charity for supporting her “superhero” son.

Kayleigh Jamieson Tait has spent much of 2020 clocking up the miles for Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity.

Her son Jack was diagnosed with asthma when he was just three months old and has been a regular visitor to the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh.

His mum was quick to praise the efforts of staff and said: “They have supported us throughout Jack’s life.

“Without them, I don’t know where we would be.

“They have supported us in some dark, dark days.”

Kayleigh decided to take on the challenge of running 1,000 miles ahead of Jack turning 10 in December.

A careful schedule of runs was planned out which would see the mum-of-two taking part in the Edinburgh Marathon Festival, London Marathon, Great North Run and Scottish Half Marathon.

However, the coronavirus scuppered those plans, with events called off due to the global pandemic. Instead, many of the miles were clocked up on training runs.

During the Edinburgh Marathon Festival, Kayleigh had planned to run a 5km, 10km and marathon, but instead had to do them without the crowds, including a run from her home in Macmerry to Dunbar and back to clock up the 26-mile marathon.

The 31-year-old has now run more than 1,100 miles.

It is not just Kayleigh, who works in Haddington Care Home, who is a keen runner, though. Jack does not let asthma stop him from pulling on his running shoes.

His mum added: “He definitely does not let it hold him back. He is my superhero.

“One of the main reasons I do this is for Jack, to let him know anything is possible.”

To support Kayleigh, go to justgiving.com/fundraising/kayleigh-jamieson-tait5