One of the oldest torchbearers has said she will be well enough to carry the Olympic flame despite feeling terribly weak over the last few days.

The first Olympic torchbearer to carry the flame in the borough tomorrow morning will be former Kingston Grammar School pupil and rowing gold medallist, James Cracknell.

Great-grandmother, pensioner and women’s cycling pioneer Eileen Gray, 92, will be brought out in a wheelchair when she carries the Olympic beacon through the borough during the torch relay.

Olympic organisers have even created a special rest for her on the wheelchair so she can lay her arm down when she carries the flame.

Mrs Gray said: “I have a had a big life. It is quite difficult when you reach my age.

"I am 92, but I will be making the most of it. I have got lots of friends helping me. “It is a great honour.”

Most torchbearers have been wearing generic white Olympic shirts, but Mrs Gray has been told she will be given a special pink uniform to don for the event.

She said: “I quite like pink – it’s alright. We have got to be ready by 6am though, which has not cheered me up very much.”

She also said her son, who lives in South Africa, might be flying over to cheer her on through the streets of Kingston.

She said: “I hope me taking part will encourage lots of other people to take part in sports and I hope the council make more sports available to young people.”

Tolworth Girls’ School pupil Sophia Roberts will also be carrying the Olympic flame along Brighton Road and Victoria Road in Surbiton as part of the relay. She said: “I am very excited. I feel very lucky to be running in my own borough."

Join the thousands of people cheering the Olympic torch through the borough tomorrow and help us cover this historic event.

The torch relay party will be split in two, with a group of vehicles carrying official sponsors arriving first, followed 15 minutes later by the torch.

From the moment it enters the borough, Surrey Comet reporters and photographers will be travelling with the torch to bring you the best possible coverage live on our dedicated Olympic website surreycomet – but to capture this historic event properly we really need your help.

If you are a spectator, or a friend or relative of a torchbearer we want you to send us your pictures and thoughts live from the relay, so we can include them in our live blog and in our in-paper coverage.

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following route (times are approximate):
• 8:22-8:35am  - travelling northbound along the Hook Road (A243), over the A3, towards Surbiton
• 8:45am -  Upper Brighton Road
• 8:54am - Upper Brighton Road turning right into Victoria Road (Surbiton town centre)
• 8.57am - turning left at the roundabout outside Surbiton train station, travelling along Claremont Road
• 9:04am - Surbiton Crescent
• 9:07am - Surbiton Road
• 9:09am - Penrhyn Road past Kingston University, Surrey County Hall and Kingston College
• 9:14am - at College Roundabout the Torch Relay will turn left on to Kingston Hall Road and then right on to High Street, past the Rose Theatre and Kingston Guildhall
• 9:18am - turns left into Kingston's Market Place, bearing to the right hand side of All Saints Church (entertainment in Market Place and Clarence Street, starting at 8.45am, will be provided by local Korean artists and Guajarati school students)
• 9:20am – onto the pedestrianised section of Clarence Street in front of the Bentall Centre
• 9:26am - joining the one-way system at Wood Street and heading out of the Kingston town centre under the railway bridge
• 9:30am - turning left and heading northbound along the Richmond Road
• 9.45am - the Olympic Flame will kindle the Torch of Richmond borough's first Torchbearer close to the junction with Tudor Drive.