OLYMPIC torchbearer Nick Simon has vowed to take part in this year’s Great South Run for Team Macmillan.
The father-of-two was on Castle Field yesterday asking people to follow his lead and show support for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Nick, who carried the torch through Ludgershall in Wiltshire, has seen first hand the work the charity does.
His wife Karen lost her life to breast cancer two years ago and received advice and support from Macmillan advisors.
He will be joined by his children William, four, and Amelie, six, for the annual race in October.
He said: ‘If you have your health you have everything.
‘It’s an old cliché, but having seen someone so special to us lose their life to cancer, this simple phrase takes on a whole new meaning.
‘The health of our family is everything to us.
‘If we have our health we truly have everything.
‘What better way to live and promote a healthy lifestyle than to participate in events like the Great South Run.’