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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Supporters to Carry the Olympic Torch

At least two Hereford United supporters are to carry the olympic torch this morning as it continues its journey through Herefordshire.

Rob Powell will carry it through Hereford and Sarah Davies through Lugwardine.
The torch is due at Lugwardine at 10.55 and expected to arrive at Hereford at 11.06. 

Here are their details as provided by their respective nominators. 

Rob has served as chairman of the Hereford and District Branch MS Society. He has raised over £50000 for the branch by running the London Marathon in 2001 and 2003 and the New York Marathon 2001. He encouraged 10 friends to join him doing the Great North Run in 2002. He cycled from Lands End to John O'groats in 2004 and in 2006 cycle 1500 miles around all Premiership and League 2 football clubs. He looks after his wife who has MS.

"My sister is a true inspiration to me and many young people of Herefordshire. She is 28 and works at a local Children's Nursery. A year or so ago she won an Award from the Girl Guides for her dedication over a number of years as a guide leader. The most extraordinary thing is that she's done so much whilst dealing with the fact that she has not got any arms. She was born this way. Never has she ever complained about her situation, she's simply got on with and made the best of it. For so many people with such a disability it would have been easy to sit back and not find work, not learn how to drive, not volunteer. But my sister - she did and continues to. She's brilliant and deserves all the credit she gets.

Update - A third Bulls fan, Phil Hales from Llandrindod Wells, is running in Bartestree, while Rob Powell has told us he is running from Commercial Street to Broad Street (Maylords to Green Dragon) at around 12.34pm.