As someone with over 30 years' service in the Royal Naval Reserve, Jane Allen has spent her entire adult life 'going that extra mile'. Her Reserve duties, which include 6 months' active service in Iraq, have all been fitted around the demands of a busy civilian career. Despite this, on return from mobilised service in Iraq Jane used her leave to self-finance a 1,200-mile solo walk from John O' Groats to Land's End, raising £12,000 for the Royal British Legion, for which she is also a caseworker. Furthermore, during 2012, at the age of 55, she plans to walk 5,000 miles around the entire coastline of mainland Britain. This will be a major (unpaid) personal campaign to promote and raise money for the Royal Navy's central charity before finally retiring from the Reserves. Jane's exemplary efforts on behalf of others make her a most worthy Olympic Torchbearer candidate.