The sun shone and the crowds were out in Waltham Forest as UAL student Tottie Petit ran with the Olympic Torch on the first day of its tour of London. The excitement is palpable in all the online articles, photos and videos of the day, e.g:
“6.28pm The time has arrived. It’s here! Cheering from the crowds as the flame is carried into the borough. It’s going down Ruckholt Road in Leyton and will make its way to the High Road and then Leyton cricket ground where it will be carried by Tottie Petit.”
A video showing Tottie’s magnificent run, complete with some fancy footwork, has been uploaded by Andrewgreenshoes, and there are many photostreams on Flickr that really provide a flavour of the experience in Waltham Forest.
In a previous interview with Tottie, BA (Hons) Theatre and Screen – Technical Arts and Special Effects, said “I guess I will just try and carry it as best as I can without falling over – my brother says he can’t come and watch me because he doesn’t own any flame retardant clothing!”
Well done Tottie!