FLAGS were frantically being waved in Morley with the arrival of the Olympic Torch.
Crowds lined the streets for a peek of the flame as it was carried along a route around the market town.
But it was Morley Academy that was the star of the attraction, at least for the hundreds of school children who filled the sport’s field.
Terri Loney, 62, founder of charity Gipton Together, which encourages kids from deprived areas to get into sport, completed a leisurely lap of the athletic track even stopping to perform an Irish jig for family members.
She passed the flame to Bradford’s Sohail Husenbhai, 13, who managed his 300m despite finding it painful to walk after suffering from leukaemia.
But it was local lad Simon Brown, 33, who got the most shouts of support as he walked the flame along Scatcherd Lane past the cricket club.
Cpl Brown was left with serious facial injuries after being shot as he rescued troops while under fire in Iraq in 2007.
He has since dedicated much of his time to community and fundraising events.