Ludwig (Ludo) Macaulay, is a free lance Events Manager, employed by Sports Tours International since 2013, but previously had placed business with STI travelling with groups of Firefighters to World Marathons from 2008 whilst heading up a Sports and Overseas fundraising programme for the Fire Fighters Charity.
He is a retired Fire Officer (of 32 years) and former RAF Officer (including being a Physical Education Officer) and has a track record of organising walking, Mountain Challenges (such as the National 3 Peaks) and Road Races every year, including his own Trail Marathon the Salisbury 54321.
He has ran five London Marathons and worked at all but one of the World Marathon Majors, with Boston his favourite.
Ludo is well travelled, including 20 overseas Treks on five Continents, many as Staff, including multiple Kilimanjaro, Everest Region expeditions.
Praise for Ludo
He was a very good representative – with a very gentle hand on the tiller. He quietly and effectively dealt with all the situations required of him. I noted he took his responsibilities to all clients very seriously but in a very understated way that did in no way intrude into the excitement of the group. His calmness and knowledge were amazing.
He may not tell you, but besides taking runners to the buses in 4 goes depending on their wave, he also stated he would be going to watch from Mile 17 if anyone wanted to join him. Fortunately, I did. To his credit – and to the reputation of your company – he took two other women from another group, whose mothers were running the marathon. These two women had been so devastated by the attitude of their “Rep” from their Irish group and they had turned to Ludo for advice and he just rolled with it and took them on board. They now think Sports Tours is the better organisation – what more could you ask for.
At Mile 17 we were in time to see the elite women and men go past and we waited for Ken and the Mums to pass – which they did – but we women then needed to go back to meet our runners at the finish . As a true professional organiser, Ludo remained at Mile 17 to watch each of his (your) group run past. He was able to point out each one of our runners individually – which is a miracle – as I have difficulty spotting my own husband in his distinctive Day-Glo orange t-shirt with KEN printed on it.
Ludo outshone the organisers at the other two groups staying at the hotel, namely Thomas Cook and Sports International(?).
He is a credit to your company. And your company stood out head and shoulders above the “opposition”.
Ludo does not know I am sending this – but please do pass on the good words to him and apologise to him if he may be feeling unwell. Unfortunately I have come down with a good dose of flu (still prevalent in Boston I researched) and am currently taking it very gently with NightNurse capsules and sleep as the treatment of favour.
Once again thanks to all Sportstours for finding Ken the entry and making his marathon so special.
Finally – we are hoping to go with you in 2017 to the Chicago Marathon – and perhaps we can once again meet up with Ludo – if you can persuade him to be part of that team.