Excitement now Torch here in UK
I WATCHED the TV on Saturday morning with the children as the torch left Land's End in the capable hands of Ben Ainslie.
How on earth they are going to keep to any kind of timetable is beyond me!
One of the U13 girls from Dorking & Mole Valley Athletics Club is due to take her turn carrying the Torch.
The idea that it will eventually find its way to Dorking is really exciting, as are the photographs of the High Street last time around in 1948.
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We had watched the Torch being lit in Greece on the TV in the office and it really felt like the Olympics were starting to happen.
The two mascots, Wenlock and Manderville, are due to star in the final part of their film Rainbow To The Games, which is to be shown before Odeon kids' performances in May.
The film features animated versions of Mo Farah, Ainslie and Oscar Pistorious.
We have now completed 42 test events – the most extensive programme of any Olympic Games. At our training locations we still have work to do. Trees have to be trimmed and kerbs have still to be altered so that the wheelchair athletes can disembark their bus.
The wheelchair rugby competitors require a special surface to be fitted during transition (the week between the Olympic and the Paralympics) and a special protective membrane has to be additionally fitted to protect the floor.
Work on the fit-out of the site starts in earnest after the Diamond Jubilee weekend so it really has focused everybody's attention.
Simone Callender (Commonwealth judo gold medallist) spoken to us this week. She gave us a really fascinating insight into the thinking of an elite athlete at a major Games, particularly in training, so the volunteers don't get in the way, etc.
Another aspect of the Games that has been brought to our attention is that of sustainability, the way we recycle and make sure that we send the very minimum of waste to landfill.
Running on Box Hill, I watched a cycle race on the newly resurfaced zigzag road. The competitors were all shapes and sizes and in my usual way I said to a photographer I hoped that Mark Cavendish would be going a bit faster.