For Alan, running is like breathing - without it he wouldn't survive. He has been selected to represent both England and Great Britain a number of times in Masters events. Alan also helps and gives guidance to some of his fellow club members and they are very thankful for his help. Alan has raised money for charity and ran a 36 mile relay leg as part of the Mercy ShIps round Britain relay. In recent years he has been a chaperone for Nell Mcandrew and James Cracknell in the Great North Run helping them to get personal bests, Next year he will be raising funds for charity by running the 83 miles of Hadrians Wall in 24 hours. Having the chance to be part of the Olympic Games would be a great honour for Alan and would make up for the fact that he has plagued with injury over the last few months.