My father is now 80 and runs 3 miles a day. He is the same weight now as when he did his National Service in the RAF. He served in Iraq in the Y service as a Morse Code Operator. He looks after my mother who has been ill following a stroke since 1997 without any meaningful help from the State. He is determined to keep himself fit by running, to enable him to look after mum adequately. He believes strongly in self-reliance. He has also visited schools to talk to kids about his childhood and his wartime experiences, and to help with their reading. He gets cheered every day as he runs by the school kids waiting for their bus and wears the T shirt. He gets a smile and is an inspiration to young people every day of the year.