"Football is not a matter of life and death, it is more important than that."
Athletics 20172017 saw Stuart attending 20 athletics events in three continents. Supporting athletes, leading athlete Bible Studies and writing were among his activities. The following statistics give a flavour of what happened.
Bible Studies 15 (at 12 events)
Total attendance 98
Different athletes 61
Highlights included a meeting with 16 athletes attending in Zurich.
The Bible Studies went well but with the same two challenges: when to meet and where to meet.
Both athletics World Championships - IPC Disability and IAAF - were held in London and Stuart was able to arrange chaplaincy for both events.
Some pictures of the summer:
Bahamas - not a bad place for a Bible Study
A hug between Bolt and Gatlin!
Stuart listening to Marathon legend, Edna Kiplagat
Stef Reid long jump gold medallist
Isla Hayes in her last Championship