Thomas is my 17yr old son, he has Aspergers syndrome, which is on the autistic spectrum. He started running with me about 7 years ago as part of his difficulties was sleeping. Running has become a very important part of his life. He now runs every day, as he says' it helps his stress levels. Last September he started a running club up with me as an after-school club at his little sisters school, as he wanted to motivate the children there to run and keep fit. He runs with them every Thursday, and is great at encouraging them to keep going.He is very committed to his running and to these kids as he sees the importance and children staying active. I am very proud of who he has become, struggling with Apergers as he has, and I feel he would be a perfect young person to have as a torch bearer, thankyou, Liz.