I have known Ian for about 12 years, as his physiotherapist, fellow club runner and village friend. Ian is now retired and now spends even more of his time helping others, which he started long before I knew him. He visits elderly people in local retirement homes who have no visitors, he helps out through the church, with meals, visits and fundraising, and taking the elderly out. Recently married, just a few weeks after having a pacemaker fitted Ian is soldering on, back running up to at least 1.5 hrs 3x a week, and helping those around him. He met his wife at church who also supports and helps. Ian's fundraising and charitable work goes largely unnoticed even playing Santa for the near by nursery as last minute stand in. Ian is an avid running fan and with him carrying the torch I am sure the torch would burn brighter. Ian will wonder why he has been nominated as he is that type of person, but without the Ian's of this world it would be a much dimmer light that shines. Some people dedicate themselves to one cause, Ian dedicates himself to all that need help.