"The Olympic Torch Run"
WHAT AN HONOUR!
We were all so proud of his achievements.
10,000 runners 12,000 torches ~~ Relay began 12 May - ended 15 September
Taking 120 days, this relay was the longest ever with the last runner entering the
Olympic Stadium on September 15.
One hundred of those days were in Australia, where the torch zigzagged across
the country, covering 27,000 kilometres, over deserts and mountains,
in surfboats and on horseback but mainly on foot.
NB -There was even one small section that was swum underwater.
TIME TO LEAVE
Come on Mum ... you are slower than a wet week!
That's what he thinks!
Smile everyone - you are making history!
The organisers were very obliging in allowing
family members to use their own cameras!
Finally the call came for all runners,
off they went to the outskirts of Kings Meadows,
where this section of the run begins.
As it would be an hour or so before the run would
commence George and I went home to wait for the
girls to arrive.
We had luck on our side, Terry was to pass the flame
over at our street corner, so we saw more than just
a fleeting glimpse. *S*