My dad is the extra mile in our family, from as long as can remember he has always gone that extra mile, weather it be to put food on the table for us when we where younger or to simply fix my uncles washing machine. You say local hero but as these games are global I think my dad fits in the hero better as a global hero. Having live in New Zealand and is looking to retire to France my dad has and always will be the hero where ever he goes, you just have to ask people have you meet Ken Walker and the smiles will rain down. My dad is a local plumber in the Cambrian area and has been serving is local area for the past 10. He has also trained many young lads to better themselves in the plumbing world and in life, me being one of them. I have worked with my dad and to meet his customers, friends and neighbors and enjoy hearing how they love to see my dad again (even if there is water coming through the ceiling) it's brilliant they just love him and so does everyone that meets him. Down at are local plumbing suppliers there is a bit of a joke that my dad is so good natured that they call him Sir Ken and I think he's up there with Sir Seb Coe and the rest. Some great people extend their greatness to their family some take to the local area my dad takes it to everyone, everywhere. So please consider my dad to be a torchbearer as I will not just be him that is honored it will be all that know him.
Hope this makes sense I suffer from dyslexia.
Mike Walker CR