Colin (who is no relation), despite having learning difficulties, is an inspiration to all who know him.. In 1984 the coach of our local athletics club recognised Colin's talent for distance running and took him under his wing. Four months later Colin ran in his first 10 mile road race. In 1989 he represented Wales in the National Special Olympics at Leicester and since then he has completed 4 marathons, including 2 in London, and competed in many shorter distance events. His efforts have raised nearly £30000 for local and national charities. In recognition of this he received a Good Citizenship Award from Brecon town council. Colin trains four times a week around the roads of Brecon .Drivers of passing cars toot their horns at him and Ghurkha soldiers cheer him from their trucks. Colin always responds with a cheery two handed wave. In 2007 a group ofl local postmen completed the London Marathon and raised £12000 for charity. Their organiser asserts that it was Colin who inspired and encouraged them. At present Colin is out of work and times are hard but this does'nt prevent him from donating by Direct Debit each month to the Team Challenge charity. Colin may never have been an Olympic athlete but I believe, as do many other local people, that he has more than earned a chance to carry the Olympic Torch.