Melanie's great day
Friday 25 May 2012
On a glorious summer's evening, thousands of spectators turned out to cheer Cardiff's Melanie Stephenson as she set off on the final stage of the day's Olympic torch relay in Cardiff.
From Cathedral Road to Cardiff Castle, the street was crowded with onlookers as Melanie's torch was lit from that of the incoming runner and her duty was to carry it into Cooper's Field and to light the cauldron prior to the concert that had attracted 16,000.
Awaiting the arrival of the torch procession in Cardiff.
To see Melanie lighting the cauldron, click HERE.
Earlier in the day, club member Caitlin Exton had completed a leg in Newport and life member, Olympic gold medallist Lynn Davies had also completed a leg in Cardiff.
Tomorrow, Saturday, the torch continues on its journey through Wales and Ken Bennett will take a leg through Swansea and, on Sunday, Mike Kallenberg through Aberaeron.
Making it a double for Cardiff AAC, founder member Ken Bennett had the honour of lighting the cauldron in Swansea.