A woman is to tackle a 10k race after losing almost half her body weight.
Rhiannon Meyer-Turner tipped the scales at 20 stone but vowed to turn her life around after suffering from sciatica.
The keen runner, from Perth, almost halved her weight in one year, shifting nine stone as a result of regular exercise and a strict diet plan.
Following the dramatic loss, Rhiannon decided to tackle this year’s Great Scottish Run 10k, which will see thousands take to the streets of Glasgow on Sunday October 1.
Rhiannon is also running to raise funds for Mental Health UK — a cause close to home after battling depression.
She is now encouraging others to push their limits and believes the Great Scottish Run is the ideal opportunity to do so.
The 26-year-old said: “This year’s 10k event will no doubt prove challenging but I’m confident the hard work will pay off.
“It will be the furthest I’ve ever run but I’m a firm believer of setting personal goals and working hard to achieve them.
“Changing my lifestyle over the past year has allowed me to take part in physical events such as the Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run.
“At a healthy 11 stone, I can now enjoy exercise while raising money for a great cause.”