Search

Havering ‘90 Joggers join Real Relay to follow Olympic torch route through borough

PUBLISHED: 17:45 23 July 2012

Havering '90 Joggers on their

Havering '90 Joggers on their "torch" relay

Archant

A Hornchurch running club lit the way for the Olympic flame with their own special torch relay.

Havering ’90 Joggers joined the Havering leg of the Real Relay – a recreational 8000-mile relay set up to follow the route of the Olympic torch without the breaks afforded the official event.

Eight Havering ’90 members brightened the 10-mile journey through Havering for Real Relay runner Noel Jones, whose “torch” was a GPS-tracked baton.

The Real Relay was set up by sports company Endurance Life 10 days after the official relay began. Because it carried on through the night, it overtook the Olympic torch in Dover and has already completed the route.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Romford Recorder. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Romford Recorder