His mum, Fiona, had been running and training with all of her children a few weeks before the cross country. Included in the training was a “Life. Be in it” program set up and inplemented by Fiona’s fellow outback colleague from correspondence school days, Wayne Bambrick.
In discussing Henry’s training, Fiona said that it was not long before Henry was running past her on their training runs. It was then that she thought that he must be pretty good and so called on sister “Supercoach” Alice McClure for further advice.