I walked into the North Face shop and it was very quiet. As I approached it I thought I must have the wrong day or have missed it. There was a sign outside but nobody around. I went in, nervously asked the shop assistants and was told that the great man was around the corner.
I went around and was really quite nervous. I had no idea what to expect. He was there with a young lad signing books and talking about
Wimbledon (Dean had tweeted that he had been to the men’s final the previous Sunday).
The first thing that struck me was how little he was. I said as much to the representatives from the publishers who made a joke that they had made him look much bigger on the cover of the book. I was expecting that he would be closer to 6ft and lean, he was actually shorter than me and incredibly lean.