|My grand slam year - 2008|
Karen seems to be at every single race I do, from ultras to Open 5s... And always with a massive smile, and usually more points than me if there is a map involved! Si has given me so much quiet encouragement over the last few years and is a fantastic person to have a beer with, if the rest of us think running hurts we could learn a lot from this man! Mark is someone I have always looked up to as a runner. I've managed to beat him a couple of times now, but records like 11 Fellsman wins and the Lake district 24 hour record are still achievements I (and everyone else) can only dream of.
So without wishing to sound too much like its a funeral, thank you three for the last 5 or so years, it's been brilliant! You have been a big part of a big part of my life :)