Camping & Caravanning Club member on his marks for Olympic Torch relay
The Olympic torch is currently on a tour of the British Isles
Friday, 22, Jun 2012 09:12
by Tom Lowenstein
A Camping and Caravanning Club member is counting down the days until he picks up the Olympic Flame on its way to London for the opening ceremony of London 2012.
Russell Winfield was chosen to be an official Torchbearer by the London 2012 Organising Committee and will take up his duty on June 27th as part of the relay team carrying the Flame through the town of Boston in Lincolnshire.
He will be one of the 8,000 inspirational people who will take part in the relay after being nominated by someone they know - though in Russell's case it came as a complete surprise after an anonymous member of his table tennis club put his name forward.
"It's just marvellous! It's such an honour to be a part of the Games - even if it is only a tiny part," he said.
"It really is going to be a moment to remember and it's definitely something I look forward to telling my grandchildren about someday."
The torch will eventually arrive at the Olympic Stadium in London to launch the games on July 27th, after passing by several of the Club's award-winning caravan sites.
To help fans looking to attend events at the games, the Club has put together its 'Summer of 2012 Event Campsites' which are all located close to the action. For full details of those sites, click here.