Ed's wife died of a brain tumour in 2008. Since that time he has been instrumental in setting up a charity Brainwaves. Brainwaves aims are to support people with this devastating condition and also their families, friends and carers. It became a registered charity in 2010. The first support group was set up in Leicester and there are now groups in Nottingham and Coventry. Ed works tirelessly as a fund raiser and co-ordinator. It took this personal tragedy to get him on the road but at the age of 61 he started running in 2009 after being a confirmed couch potato. Spurred on to raise money for Brainwaves he entered his first half-marathon The Robin Hood in Nottingham in September 2009 and has never looked back running regularly for leisure and pleasure. Ed now has a great passion for the sport. He will never be the fastest but he is deeply committed recognising the health benefits of an active life and realising that it is never too late to get into shape. As we get older we need this kind of role model to remind us that one is never too old to take up a challenge and start something new. It would be a great shame if the Games were completely overshadowed by youth and talent and a brilliant opportunity to show that Sport Is For All.