Mike Scholes take the Olympic Torch

Lindfield's own Mike Scholes took to the streets of Westergate yesterday (16th July) for his turn running with the Olympic Torch. Despite what looked like torrential rain, he managed to get the crowd whipped up into a great atmosphere - waving frantically to those hardy onlookers. 

The Torch Relay text feed said this at the time of his run: 

1512: Next up is Michael Scholes who is being assisted by his guide, having lost his sight three years ago.

According to his nomination: "He achieved five British Hot Air Balloon records and is one of only nine British Pilots to fly a hot air balloon above 31,000ft."

He has skied with Blind Veterans UK and ran the London Marathon.

Watch his 4 mins of fame here

Sue Blunden carries the Torch for Lindfield

Lindfield resident Sue Blunden carried the Olympic Torch through North Bersted yesterday - Monday 16th July - doing a sterling job in the pooring rain! Here's a few snaps from the Live Streaming video on BBC (but who is the guy running alongside in the blue T-shirt? Looks like a very proud Cllr Will Blunden to me!). You can watch the clip again here 

David beats Lindfield torchbearers to a torch!

At a recent business training event by Nigel Botteril Lindfield Life editor, David Tingley, got the chance to get his hands on a genuine Olympic Torch!

Not only that, but he held a Olympic Gold Medal, won by a member of the 8+ Rowing team Ben Hunt-Davies (pictured). The Gold was awarded to the British team at the Sydney Olypmics in 2008. This incredible acheivement was the first time a British crew had done this since 1912! 

Back in Lindfield, we are looking forward to cheering on torchbearers from within our community when they do their legs of the journey nearby - Sue Blunden and Mike Scholes - see our July magazine.