The old torch is carried along
to where the new runner awaits
The torches "kiss"
Briefly, two torches burn, before the first is extinguished and the new bearer begins his leg of the journey
I normally visit the Ceragem centre in Preston to lie down for a wonderful deep massage on the automatic beds at 0830,
but as the torch was due to pass by the building at about that time, it was arranged that we would have our session an hour earlier - yes, that meant getting up at 0600 on a Saturday morning!!!!! But I did it:)
The centre staff were in a party mood, providing tea, toast and juice for their lucky patrons.
Ceragem t shirts were provided for us all to enter into the spirit of the morning - thanks Geoff and Julie:)