I'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their messages of support, they mean a lot to me. From the observer who helped me from the section on Ben Nevis and the spectator who lent me her shoulder to help me move. The guy at Nevis Forest who kickstarted my bike and put my bag on my back. Tony and Geoff for not leaving me and literally babysitting me the final few miles (and ignoring the fact that I had as many tears as a teenage Justin Bieber fan). The staff at Fort William A&E for being super quick, especially the nurse who argued the case for giving me a below the knee cast. All the guys at Pidcock Montesa Honda for the fantastic bike and support (glad I made it to the end after all your hard work). My own GP for getting me into see my chosen specialist so quick, Mr McDermott for stitching me back together, the nursing staff for getting me through a rough night when my BP dropped dangerously low. Robert Yang and Dr Sakari Orava for the fantastic advice. Paul Chek and Ray Peat for all the nutritional research that will see me come back stronger. Jen for doing everything for me right now and putting up with me, my mum for not crying when she saw how bad I was, and finally, my dad for simply asking if I wanted to carry on or visit A&E. Only MY dad could know how truly broken I'd be to not finish such an important centenary edition of the greatest trial ever.
The operation was a success and you've all looked after me in some way. I'm eternally grateful, without you all I'd be at serious risk of not returning to compete in one of my favorite sporting events.
I'm feeling positive and now concentrating on getting back to full fitness over the coming months.