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Manxies to carry Olympic torch

The names of those chosen to carry the Olympic torch through the Isle of Man in the run-up this summer's Olympic Games has just been announced.

Twenty-three Manx residents are to be torchbearers on Saturday, June 2.

The torch will arrive in the Island by sea and leave by air. It'll be carried from Castletown to Douglas on the first race day of TT 2012.

Among the successful nominations: Bethany De Legh Runciman, who completed back-to-back Parish Walks; Breakthrough Breast Cancer fundraiser Angie Aire; head teacher and athlete Rob Sellors and rugby development officer Ian Wagga Williams.

Also named - Mo Sherring - who has been involved with Riding for the Disabled since the mid-1970s and is chairman of the Isle of Man Special Olympics Committee.

Mo is both surprised and thrilled:

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