I know that some of my readers may find this difficult to believe, but I think I should make it clear that I am not – nor have I ever been – a very athletic person.
Moreover, for the avoidance of doubt I want to make it clear that the Toby Harris who is bearing the Olympic Torch through Walkerburn on the 14th June is not me.
He is clearly a very worthy torch-bearer. However, if any one wants to catch sight of me in a tracksuit running or jogging or even walking slowly, they will be disappointed….
However, I wish my namesake (and indeed all the other Torch-bearers) my best wishes.