Human Recognition Systems (HRS) is delighted to announce that Chairman, Geoffrey Maddrell was recently honoured with carrying the prestigious Olympic Torch during its journey throughout the North West.
The London 2012 Olympic Committee selected 8,000 inspirational people to carry the Olympic Flame on its route across the length and breadth of the UK. The Olympic Torch Relay represents an important tradition in the history of the ancient Games and culminates in the arrival of the torch at the Opening Ceremony on the 27th July 2012.
As an integral member of their Board of Directors it is with great pride that Human Recognition Systems are able to share this news and celebrate the substantial achievements that Geoffrey has made throughout his personal and professional life. Holding numerous Chairmanship roles within a wide range of commercial organisations together with his philanthropic work for the charity Research Autism which Geoffrey himself founded in 2004, it comes as no surprise to HRS that he was honoured as an Olympic Torchbearer.
After serving with the Parachute Regiment, Geoffrey 74, had a career in industry and public service. To date, Geoffrey has completed 18 marathons and many half marathons accumulating a training mileage equivalent to running from the UK to Australia and raising over £300,000 in the process. This includes the impressive feat of finishing 5 marathons in the Arctic Circle. Geoffrey says that "running is an integral part of my life, even when it hurts, the pain which is an inevitable part of four and a half hours of running is nothing compared with that experienced by those associated with autism.”
HRS wishes to congratulate Geoffrey on being selected to carry the Olympic Flame, an impressive accolade for an inspirational man.