He`s always been a keen and active sportsman. He`s enabled others via sport, since his early 20`s when he ran an under 14 football team. He`d carry all the strip home every week on his bike handlebars and wash it ready for the next match. For 10 years he was secretary of 2 local football teams, attended meetings and wrote reports for the local papers. In 1990, he competed in his first triathlon and participated in the local duathlons at a time when 10 entrants was considered a good turnout. He took over the running of the club and with 2 friends, distributed flyers, attended races, etc. Today there is a regular turnout of over 50. He arranges: timekeepers & publishes results; maps the routes so new people don`t get lost; staggered starts so everyone finishes together. He is a good team builder. He`s raised money for local charities using sport to encourage people to take part, volunteer with marshalling, organising etc. He particularly tries to get those who have never done anything to try something new, whatever the age. He`s done 10 marathons, years of cross country & fell races & taking part in different sports. Four years ago his world fell apart when he was diagnosed with heart problems. But, a few days before his diagnosis he`d competed in a winter quad and only the day before had walked/climbed in the Lammamuir hills. After surgery he is resigned to organising and not competing. But he still runs for pleasure. 58 club members want him to carry the torch, and he deserves it.