I met Harry in the local pool and although I have been a swimmer for years I had no idea that I had the potential he saw in me. He used his expertise to help me to train for 3 years to acheive an unbelievable goal. For my 50th birthday I swam from Ailsa Craig to Girvan beach which is about 11 miles but ended up being 17.5 miles due to adverse tides, Harry beside me the whole way in a fishing boat. Harry stood on the beach for hours in all weathers while I trained sending me signals and encouragement. In his sea kayak he was by my side as we tackled challenging training swims. I raised over £13,000 for Alzheimer Scotland by listening to his endless ideas about fundraising to which he is no stranger. Harry is committed to fairplay and asserts himself to speak up for his community and for charities. A community activist and an inspirational athlete he challenges himself and others to events and activities. Last year he completed the 10 tors challenge on Dartmoor as part of a team of men who were the first boys to tackle the challenge in their teens. Fearless and determined Harry inspires me to be the best and to acheive what seems out of reach. A loyal and loving friend I can count on Harry to be honest and candid when I need advice or support. He understands the pressures life can throw out and he remains brave and undaunted as he continues to make the world a better place. I can't think of anyone more deserving to be part of the greatest sporting event in the world.