Sunday, 25 March 2012

London Olympics

On Monday, LOCOG confirmed the names of the official Olympic torchbearers for the London 2012 Olympics. I'm proud to confirm I'll be carrying the torch in Cumbria in June. 

Afternoon tea to celebrate the LOCOG announcement
  
After the official announcement on

Fell-running near Haweswater, 11 and 25 March 2012


And did those feet in ancient time, Walk upon England's mountains green?

And was the Holy Lamb of God, On England's pleasant pastures seen?

Among the online news stories, I was surprised to find that I'm not the first Duncan Vaughan to carry the Olympic torch to the London Olympics. In 1948, Shaftesbury School old-boy, Duncan Vaughan, carried the torch on its way to that summer's London Olympics:  
 
When my Dad and my Auntie Joan watch me carry the torch in Cumbria, it will be the first time they've seen it since 1948. My Auntie Joan said the last time she saw it, it was disappearing down Windsor High Street. After 64 years, I hope it will be worth the wait!

NYC Marathon, 2004

NYC Marathon, 2004
NYC Marathon, 2004