Torchbearer

483112_10151064903356405_638581874_n Yesterday, I carried an Olympic Torch. OK, so I only carried it about a yard and a half… I then passed it to one of our real Torchbearers, 18-year-old Alice Ellison. We were at the advance press briefing for the Cambridge leg (pun intended) of the Olympic Torch Relay, which, after weeks of preparation and steady PR work on our part, is finally happening – TOMORROW (Sat 7 July). The torch will arrive in Cambridge early that evening to expectant crowds on Parker’s Piece, where it will form the centrepiece of the Big Weekend celebrations. The following morning, bright and early, it will be run around Great Court in full Chariots of Fire style, with Alice – Cambridge resident, and a superb ambassador for all things Olympic – the first Torchbearer off the blocks.

It’s getting exciting now – and I don’t even care if it rains. (Thanks to Neil Jones for the pic!)

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