Running club president to carry Olympic torch

Alan Rowe MBE ‘very proud to be involved’.

The president of Honiton Running Club, Alan Rowe MBE, has been chosen to carry the Olympic torch.

Barber Mr Rowe, 61, is to run with the flame in Paignton.

“I am very proud to be involved in the Olympics,” he said.

Speaking to the Midweek Herald from RAF Brize Norton, where he is undertaking charity work for the Baton, he added: “Anything to do with your country, and representing something as prestigious as the Olympics, is an honour.


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“Honiton Running Club is a credit to the town. It has a fabulous youth section and is doing really well.”

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