Tony, 91, has led an incredibly active life and is still running (and rowing) to raise funds for charities today. At 18, still at school, he ran a mile in 4:29, breaking the record, and between 1947 and 1950 he represented Great Britain, England and the British Empire as an athlete, winning Bronze in the 3 mile event at the 1950 Empire Games. He even kept his sport up during WWII as a Flyweight champion and ended up being a pilot. He pursued a career in dentistry, being awarded an MBE in 1996, but he's always supported sport for everyone - forming the local tennis and bowls clubs, and fundraising to subsidise sport in his community. 'I got a tremendous amount of pleasure out of sport and it has been my ambition to put back as much as I can' Tony, a true people's champion, really deserves to have the honour of being the 'Oldest Torchbearer' in the Relay.