After arriving back at the starting point we went to the Hall for the presentations. As they began I was thinking, "It's always someone else who wins", when to my astonishment they read out my name. Dazed but triumphant, I went up to receive my prize - £3, a shield and a rota trophy. Unfortunately my parents were not there to join in the applause at my success because they had been told it would be another hour to the finish; but my disappointment was short-lived, for there was another presentation by the Mayor of Harrow at the Priestmead School, to which they were invited.
But that was not the end of the excitement. Two days later two young men came round to interview me, and I took part in an inter-hospital closed circuit radio programme.
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