Of course... how could I forget my brother, Sean, who will be with me every step of the way on the big day in July. Sean will be my batman, my very own Sherpa Tenzing, my Fannie (if I were Jonny Cradock, of course).
Seriously, we'll be travelling to Austria together and he'll be my support mechanism, ensuring all goes smoothly and, if it doesn't, that I'm not left 50 miles from someplace I don't know that well with a puncture and a failing ticker.
A fine athlete in his own right, he completed his first marathon last year and is running the Amsterdam Half whilst I do the marathon on Oct 15th.
Rumour has it he also manages to hold down a reasonably important job in the international business community.