The London Olympics 2012, will be an historic occasion. We will undoubtably see many inspirational figures., but for me inspiration comes closer to home.That inspiration is found in my Blaydon Harrier clubmate Angela. In July 2009 Angela aged 45 was diagnosed with bladder cancer. A keen marathon runner & cyclist (wife, mother &grandmother) she knew she had it in her to battle this disease. She had surgery in August 2009 to remove the cancer. Four weeks later she ran the Great North Run, in under 2hours. The following January 2010, Angela noticed a lump on her breast. She was diagnosed with Breast cancer. Two dates were booked for surgery, March & July 2010. Angela had a doulble mastectomy, radiotheraphy and still takes Tamoxifen. That year she ran the Great North Run,and went on to complete the London Marathon (April 2011) in 3hrs 51mins. She raised over £600 for Click Sargent Children's cancer charity, Angela continues to run for Blaydon Harriers and plays an active role in helping others come to terms with cancer. I lost my father in November 2010, and Angela (a berevement councillor) and ex -ambulance woman helped me cope with my loss. We spent many hours talking on our long marathon training runs and this really made a difference. I can honestly say i have never met anyone as inspirational as Angela. She is an incredible woman with warm, compassion, determination and courage. For this reason i am proud to nominate for as a torchbearer on this historic occasion.