Olympic Torch

Torch on the River Cam

The Olympic Torch left Trinity College at 6.35am this morning. After a run around Trinity  Great Court it took to the most traditional of Cambridge transportation..a punt!Despite the early start and the pouring rain crowds turned out to mark this once in a lifetime occasion. Both Trinity and St John’s had opened their gates along “The Backs” to allow the general public to line the banks of the River Cam. The torch disembarked at Magdalene Bridge and proceed up Castle Hill (the only hill in Cambridge?..this runner drew the short straw!). Past the mound where the old castle stood and before that a Roman Camp and off out of the city on the Huntingdon road…also lined with well wishers.

Olympic torch passes Trinity College

A memorable day with the Great British resolve overcoming the early start and inclement weather.

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