Justin BowyerArchant – Working as a freelance contributor for Archant, the UK’s largest privately owned media company, I have contributed to a number of their magazines over the years including Dorset, Oxfordshire, and Cotswold Life. Subjects have ranged from the inimitable and legendary Sir Roger Bannister to soap (and pop) icon Jason Donovan.

I’ll leave it to you to guess which of those two was in full drag during the interview.

There are a handful of true 20th Century heroes that are remembered in popular consciousness for a defining moment that often eclipses all other of their achievements – Neil Armstrong with his ‘one small step’, perhaps, or Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay’s triumphant conquest of Everest. Similarly the man I have come to meet today at his home in Oxford is most often remembered for a single 4-minute burst of near super-human effort…