I would like to nominate my mum, Julie. She is a teacher at QECC, our local high school and is well known and respected by the people of our community. In between all of her marking and meetings, she gives up the little spare time she has to running and holds numerous running groups at our local leisure centre in Crediton. She takes part in many races and, not content with completing marathons herself, has trained and inspired other people to follow in her footsteps. She was the person who inspired me to take up running and I have now completed many races and even got the chance to meet Olympic runners myself. She works really hard to give others the opportunity to take part in her running groups (at one time she was running three, one hour long groups continuously on a Thursday night!). She also runs a group for teenage girls, which I attend and believe it has really benefited all of us who take part. I think she is an inspiration and would be honored to carry the Olympic torch whilst doing the thing that she loves. From her daughter, Savannah.