The Calm Before The Storm! The Interview!!
By Pete Arnett, Aug 15 2017 09:52AM
With the clock ticking down before Alan & Patrick set off on their 4nationsonegoal challenge, I asked the guys how they were feeling and if they were prepared.
First up was the brains behind it all, Alan Williams. "I am really looking forward to the challenge but as is usual with me Peter, before any event I am an emotional wreck!” commented Alan. “It’s not the challenge and hard work ahead, it’s just that I think of why we are doing it and that’s Jean and who we are doing it for and that’s Macmillan Cancer Support and what they did for Jean and I during Jean's illness. It’s a big thank you to them for giving Jean the Lady that I love so dearly, back to me.”
“The people and Businesses of Harrogate and beyond have come up trumps again with Sponsorship and support. You have been part of all the events we have done Peter and we all still can't believe how generous they are, something we will never take for granted!”
Moving on to Alan’s steadfast partner in these events, I put the same question to Patrick Dunlop. “Yeah like Alan, I’m looking forward to it. I have to go along anyway, just to look after Alan!!”
The next question had to be why do you keep doing these challenges? Laughing, Patrick said “You know what he is like Peter, his passion and emotion are infectious and he keeps coming up with something different - have you ever thought about saying no to him Peter?”
Oh too true, too true!
All that can be said is good luck to both Alan and Patrick (plus the support crew) it’s not going to be an easy task, but then again Alan wouldn’t want that! If you happen to be anywhere near the specific mountains on the right day then give them a wave if you see them! It will certainly give them a boost!