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Meet Charley Jennings from Rayleigh
Congratulations on being selected as a Torchbearer, how does it feel?
Can you tell us about the selection process, how did you get involved?
I was nominated and to my amazement - I was chosen! I was chosen because I’ve helped people who are suffering from eating disorders. I’ve also done voluntary work and a bit of charity fundraising for the same cause. I volunteer at athletics and running events and run a lot of races.
What do you think the highlight will be carrying the torch through Rayleigh?
All my friends and family watching and cheering me. Being a part of history - it's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
What are you most looking forward to at the London2012 Games - apart from the Torch Relay of course!
Watching Paula Radcliffe running the Marathon, I've really got my fingers crossed for her. She deserves an Olympic medal, I'd love her to get gold.
Can you tell us a bit about yourself, and what you like about Rayleigh?
I am 37 years old, and a Library Manager at Southend Library. I do quite a lot of running. Rayleigh is great for running since there are so many great places to run off-road, I often head off to Hockley Woods or the fields and trails towards Eastwood for a run. Rayleigh town has a great community and great places to eat, like The Saffron - I love curry and drink! We go to a quiz every week in The Crown - I might end up running past it! I think the bar staff would be amazed to see me go past! Also, The Half Moon is a great pub.
15 June 2012
Charley set for the Olympic Torch Relay in Rayleigh
With just three weeks to go until the Olympic Torch arrives in Rayleigh, the excitement is starting to build as the Rochford District prepares to welcome the inspirational symbol of sporting achievement.
In the third interview of our ‘Meet the Torchbearer’ series - let us introduce you to Charley Jennings, who will be taking part in the Olympic Torch Relay in Rayleigh on Friday 6th July. (to see first one CLICK HERE and for the second one CLICK HERE)
The Torch will make its journey through Rayleigh from 10.20am to 10.45am. These times are approximate and subject to change. Full details of the event are available at www.rochford.gov.uk/2012