Olympic Torchbearers announced ahead of London 2012

First published in Olympics Torch The Westmorland Gazette: Photograph of the Author by

INSPIRATIONAL people from across the South Lakes have been named as Olympic flame torchbearers when the famous torch passes through Cumbria in June.

No fewer than 59 people from the region will carry the torch through Brough, Appleby, Grasmere, Ambleside, Bowness on Windermere, Kendal, Milnthorpe, Carnforth and Bolton le Sands.

Mike Liptrot, Angela Kelly, Cate Davies, Claire Holmes and Finn Miles are among those running through Kendal as the Olympic Torch Relay comes through the Auld Grey Town on June 22.

The route was also announced today and the flame will be carried through Kendal from 8am, starting from Kendal Castle and taking in Highgate and Aynam Road before heading south to Milnthorpe.

Torchbearers
Running in Brough
Michael Hall, 17, from Spennymoor; Ted Haughey, 34, from Durham.

Running in Appleby
Duncan Vaughan, 39, from Shap; Bob Sutcliffe, 41, from Grange over Sands; Robin Webster, 61, from Grange over Sands.

Running in Grasmere
Andrew Holden, 71, from Barrow in Furness; Maggie Harrison, 50, from Barrow in Furness; Mark Shaw, 21, from Grange over Sands; Pauline Powell, 58, from Ulverston; Phillip Barker, 12, from Dalton in Furness; Xabier Murgai Reta, 28, from Pamplona.

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Running in Ambleside
Liam Jordan, 14, from Millom; Paul Elwood, 46, from Swarthmoor; Stephie Booth, 14, from Windermere; Tom Wright, 15, from Egremont.

Running in Bowness on Windermere
Jan Booth, 23, from Kendal.

Running in Kendal
Mike Liptrot, 49, from Kendal; Angela Kelly, 51, from Carlisle; Cate Davies, 58 from Grange over Sands; Claire Holmes, 30, from Grange over Sands; David Ratcliffe, 64, from Kendal; Finn Miles, 13, from Kendal; Glenn Sherwin, 12, from Preston; Jade Callier, 38 from Leicester; John Roelich, 63, from Carlisle; Josh Jenkinson, 19, from Ulverston; Joyce Manning, 51, from Milnthorpe; Kathryn Routledge, 17, from Carlisle; Katy Marsland, 19, from Keswick; Patricia Molyneux, 65, from Cleator; Tilly Sayburn-Hughes, 12, from Grange over Sands.

Running in Milnthorpe
Alexander Kupse, 18, from Bradford; Kenneth Richardson, 26, from Carnforth; Susan Goodfellow, 42, from Milnthorpe.

Running in Carnforth
Ben Carr, 19, from Shap; Caitlin Wren, 13, from Barrow in Furness; Jim Lavin, 61, from Grange over Sands; Sheila Jefford, 60, from Kendal.

Running in Bolton le Sands
Emmanuelle Assmann, 37, Rouen; Gaurav Brahmbhatt, 30, from Croydon; Mohammad Altamash, 41, from London; Ray Porter, 43, from Haslingden; Ziafat Ali, 45, from Plaistow.

Other runners from our area (running in)
Andrew Brodie, 41, from Kendal (Keswick); Matthew Prior, 19, from Carnforth (Morecambe); Maurice Collett, 89, from Kendal (Aysgarth); Dave Cannon, 61, from Appleby (Richmond); Eleanor Peach, 17, from Carnforth (Hest Bank); Harry Jackson, 17, from Windermere (Keswick); James Simpson, 20, from Ulverston (Whitehaven); Jan Sutcliffe, 42, from Grange over Sands (Keswick); Megan Fearnley, 18, from Kendal (Leyburn); Milly Pine, 13, from Ulverston (Keswick); Molly Newton O’Brien, 12, from Burton in Kendal (Lancaster); Rachel Coote, 14, from High Bentham (Penrith); Sally Hudson, 27, from Stainton with Adgarley (Penrith); Steve Walker, 35, from Kendal (Lancaster); Stuart Robinson, 49, from Appleby (Keswick); Toni Chaplin-Armer, 47, from Appleby (Cockermouth).

* If you are a torchbearer from the region and have not been included in our list, please contact us and tell us your story. Email patrick.okane@kendal.newsquest.co.uk or tel 01539 710157.

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10:07pm Mon 19 Mar 12

Lakeuk says...

Congratulations to all involved, was expecting alot more to have been taking part but looking at the route it looks like the relays will only taking place in the built up areas.

Event at the Glebe will be spectacular
Congratulations to all involved, was expecting alot more to have been taking part but looking at the route it looks like the relays will only taking place in the built up areas. Event at the Glebe will be spectacular Lakeuk
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1:26pm Tue 20 Mar 12

Helvellyn55 says...

Whilst those selected should be congratulated the shortage of 'locals' chosen to run is very small.

For example no one living in Grasmere, Ambleside and Windermere is sufficiently worthy to run in those towns/villages.
Whilst those selected should be congratulated the shortage of 'locals' chosen to run is very small. For example no one living in Grasmere, Ambleside and Windermere is sufficiently worthy to run in those towns/villages. Helvellyn55
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8:17pm Tue 20 Mar 12

Lakes Central says...

In response to Helvellyn 55 - "before making such sweeping statements, do you know for fact that anyone from those places applied?"
In response to Helvellyn 55 - "before making such sweeping statements, do you know for fact that anyone from those places applied?" Lakes Central
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7:36pm Thu 22 Mar 12

jenscrogham says...

I am the co ordinater for the torch for Milnthorpe, & disgusted that i had to get the information on the time that it will be passing through our village, by reading the gazette
I am the co ordinater for the torch for Milnthorpe, & disgusted that i had to get the information on the time that it will be passing through our village, by reading the gazette jenscrogham
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