Although physically handicapped from an early age, Ian has never let this prevent him from pursuing his ambitions as a long distance runner. In order to compete in all the marathons that he has, he has to continue training even though he knows that he is likely to trip and fall many times. Alongside this, he works hard for his local running club and helps encourage the younger runners in their training as well as marshalling for local and national events. At work he is the epitome of selfless support, willing to help others for the benefit of the business whatever the personal cost - from staying late to making the multi bus journey into work at weekends to help resolve urgent issues. As a keen athlete, I know that Ian would also fully appreciate the honour of being the Olympic torchbearer.