On behalf of our family, I wanted to express my heartfelt gratitude at the outpouring of love and support after Shaun’s passing yesterday afternoon. We have been truly amazed and humbled by the overwhelming response.

We know well the family side of Shaun, but it has been incredible and emotional to read all the messages highlighting the impact Shaun had on the lives of so many in the athletics world, his support for athletes and coaches at all stages in their development and of his unwavering and sometimes stubborn dedication to further the sport that means so much to our family.

To hear from so many people – athletes, coaches, colleagues, friends, fundraisers – spread across the UK and worldwide, sharing our sense of shock and loss at Shaun’s passing, has offered our family some sense of comfort.

With our love and thanks.

Kim Pickering and Family