Queen’s nurse David Lighten, a community cardiac nurse from Bradford, has become one of 8,000 people to carry the Olympic Torch on its journey throughout the UK.
Mr Lighten, who carried the torch part of the way between Headingley and Harehills in Leeds on Saturday 23rd June, said: “It was absolutely amazing. We were practically surrounded by people wanting to see us and take photos.
“My wife, family and friends were also there so that was nice to see how proud they were, it really was quite emotional.”
He added: “Once it was my turn to take the flame my biggest worry was whether it was going to go out, the weather was perfect but a little bit windy, and although I was trying to run slowly that’s quite difficult to do when you’re used to running fast.
“It was like a party atmosphere, just unbelievable.”