We had the rare opportunity of meeting a ‘Charity marathon hero’ at the starting point of the flame in Stoke-on-Trent.
Dave, who is 54 is most well known for his charity seven-marathon challenge in 2008 in which he ran seven consecutive marathons on seven different continents in seven days. Starting out from the Falkland Islands he ran through Rio de Janeiro, Los Angeles, Sydney, Dubai, Tunis and finally he ran the London marathon.
On top of all this his charity support continues, Dave then went on to competing 10 consecutive marathons in 10 Days. Running from Land’s End to John O’Groats while cycling between stages all in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
The starting point of the torch in stoke-on-trent was outside the prestigious pottery museum, there was a lot of media attention as Tony Pulis the Stoke football manager was starting off the first leg of the torch relay. The BBC radio bus was also broadcasting from the start point along with the photobooth that we are running with the BBC which gets lots of attention every morning at these events.
The photobooth has been fully branded to show off the BBC and the Olympics, along with the printouts that are changed every day as these are branded to the specific BBC Radio stations that we are supporting each day.
Dave was very happy to hear about the photobooth and jumped at the opportunity to have his photo taken and show to his family and friends and to keep the print as a perfect memento of his day carrying the olympic flame on the road to London 2012 Olympic Games.