In his 70th year Mike ran and completed his 31st London Marathon, the first race being back in 1981. He is one of only 18 elite members of the "EVER PRESENT" Group that have completed every London race. They are all somewhat older now so it would be a very fitting gesture to have Mike, and maybe other members of his group (if nominated) running the London streets carrying the Olympic Torch, which for him, would be one of his proudest moments. Mike has been inspirational at promoting athletics at all levels through his club, Blackheath & Bromley Harriers AC, for whom he was their president in 2001/2. Blackheath Harriers is one of the oldest and strongest athletic clubs in the UK.