Sir Ian Botham gives his seal of approval

Always rather special when a celebrity gets in touch. When it’s a knight of the realm and a sporting legend to boot – it makes me very proud.

Here it is – fresh off the Twittersphere. Click for full screen.

The Reading Half Marathon – a good training ground

Sunday was wonderful. 5 of the team got stuck into 13.1 miles around Reading and its environs. The amazing thing was that all five of us did personal best times.

Carol and Mark M, two of our team are also running London in 3 weeks’ time, and so had something to prove. They both did magnificently.

I think the photo of Carol’s daughter says it all really.

For those of you watching carefully, Carol’s exploits are featured in yesterday’s London Standard!

You can check out the article here.