Delighted to pass on the happy news that Maxilon5 – who many will remember as a regular and very well informed TRF’er of yore – is getting married. Great news and many congratulations, I am sure, from everyone on TRF Max.
More importantly,not only has he landed a lovely lady I have it on good authority that he has also managed to somehow reach an agreement that the honeymoon will include a visit to Newcastle….for the Northumberland Plate.
There won’t be many ladies like that in the world, well done Max!!
The Saturday just gone represents the tenth anniversary of the one and only occasion on which he and I met, at a routine Monday afternoon Southwell jumps meeting (76 runners across six races and a Richard Johnson double, my notes tell me).
A genial, wise, perceptive soul, it was a pleasure to listen to and learn from him. I don’t think we stopped chatting for the whole three hours, other than to refuel briefly on a plate of chips and raid the open sweet stall on the way out.
If you’re reading this, sir, my very best wishes to you and the new Mrs Maxilon5!
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