Hethersett athlete Oliver Armstrong takes part in Olympic torch relay trial

A Hethersett athlete has been involved in the dress rehearsal for carrying the Olympic torch.

Oliver Armstrong was one of 122 Torch-bearers involved in the Olympic torch dress rehearsal from Leicester to Peterborough.

Oliver, was one of ten students from Loughborough University who was selected to carry the Olympic torch on a trial run to test out the logistics of the Olympic torch relay which starts next month.

He ran a distance of 620 yards on the final leg through Loughborough Town Centre.

A crew of 400 staff from the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) and Metropolitan Police were involved in the rehearsal.

Starting on May 19, the Olympic Torch Relay will travel around 8,000 miles around the UK.

The Olympic Flame will make a special visit to Hethersett early in the morning of July 5.