Dr Peter Thompson carries Olympic Torch

Posted on 20 June 2012

Peter Thompson carrying the Olympic torch

In addition to being a long serving member of our faculty, originator of the Thatcher illusion and creator of the Solar System, admissions tutor Dr Peter Thompson has chaired the University of York Sports Committee for over 20 years. He was selected to take part in the Olympic torch relay on 19th June.  Here he is carrying the torch along Bishopthorpe Road.

Excerpt from the BBC online commentary of the event:

18:30: Should we expect a fast run with the torch from Peter Thompson?  Maybe yes, judging by the fact that he ran in every Great North Run from 1995 to 2007 inclusive, to raise money for Action Medical Research.  He holds both arms aloft before setting off at a cracking pace.

18:32: Thommo milked that run for all it was worth, even stopping for a kiss en route.