Local runners carry Olympic Flame at Ballantrae

Janine Spice from Port William ran with the torch in Ballantrae.
Janine Spice from Port William ran with the torch in Ballantrae.

TWO Wigtownshire women were proud to carry the Olympic Torch last week on the Ballantrae leg of the Olympic Flame relay heading round the country en route to the London 2012 Games.

Janine Spice, a 40 year old netball coach and umpire from Port William and Sally Murray, also 40, a charity fundraiser from Stranraer, were both thrilled to be involved in a moment of a lifetime in the South Ayrshire village.

Janine said: Carrying the Olympic Torch was just completely surreal. It was just like being in a movie! Your adrenaline was completely pumped I didn’t feel like I had run anywhere afterwards.

“The only thing better must be being an Olympian and winning a gold medal.”

Janine, who comes from New Zealand was especially thrilled to hear all her family and friends back home had watched her on the telly in her homeland as well.

Sally added: “The whole experience was absolutely amazing. Getting that Torch and running with it. It’s been very special to watch the Olympic Relay as it has gone round the country and be able to think that I was part of that!

“I’m still as high as a kite!”