We understand that Tom's achievements of recent years in our sport, have earned him the attention of his local MP and President of the Liberal Democrats, Tim Farron.
Tim Farron is a keen fellrunner himself and we asked him to explain to us which of Tom's many great attributes made him so right for the job; whether it be his achievement of becoming English Champion 2014, winner of the classics Kentmere, Coniston and Pendle races last year or the sheer resilience under pressure and commitment to training.
Tim replied "I've told you before, please leave me alone"
We asked Tom how we would manage to juggle his training with running the country. Tom commented "If you don't stop pestering me I will call the police".
The World Federation of Fell Running refused to comment.
|Tom Addison, accepting his new role with pride - photo by Norman Berry|