After the great success of the London olympics and paralympics last year I'm raising money for Craig who is aiming for the triathlon at the Rio paralympics in 2016. Anyone who followed both the olympics and paralympics and listened to some of the olympians will know that success requires huge dedication, training and support. On the dedication front - no problem as I have frequently met Craig heading home from the pool as I head out to work at half seven in the morning. But now Craig and his family are looking to raise money for a special bike so he can take his training program to the next level.
And my connection to Craig? Well he lives across the road and was born at the same time as Katie, my daughter. And during the summer of 1997 with bedroom windows open we would hear those night time baby cries, lift our bleary heads, hope it was Craig (sorry Wendy - Craigs mum) and if so breathe a sigh of relief and go back to sleep (but it wasn't always Craig).
In fact Craig was born with his feet bent backwards and had to undergo a series of operations. You can read Craig's full story by clicking the home page link above where it is obvious he hasn't let any disability get in the way of competetive sports.
So please support this great athlete (yes I mean me) as I head round the Wilmslow half marathon and in the process support another achieve paralympian success. Better than any Tesco two for one offer.