Despite expressed disappointment in the delay at Knaresborough’s 2016’s Tug of War, I want to applaud the superhuman efforts of the organiser Simon Shaw.
Despite a very serious health issue for which he had just completed five weeks of daily radiotherapy, he appeared single-handed as he strove and succeeded in keeping the show on the road.
I was there with my family, which included two small grandchildren. I never saw a single marshall or fundraiser. Where were they?
I have known Simon for more than 30 years and glowed with cold, yes, but also with enormous pride, as I asked myself, ‘could it have happened at all without him?’.