Photo: Youth support worker part of Olympic torch relay
See Karen Booth, an advanced senior youth support worker from Lowestoft running for the Olympic torch relay on 5th July 2012.
At precisely 10.51am today, Karen ran along Lowestoft high street flanked by hundreds of waving supporters!
Karen's also ran outside the front of the Junction drop-in centre for young people before finishing close to Bascule bridge.
Watch it again!
You can re-watch Karen's leg on the BBC Olympic torch relay website.
Click on the morning tab and start the film at 10.51am. It will last for about 5 minutes.
About Karen Booth
Before taking part Karen told us, “I feel very proud about taking part in this once in a lifetime event.
When Jayne (Holder) told me about her nomination; I was overwhelmed that my work with young people was being recognised.
Since finding out, the messages of congratulations I’m getting from friends, colleagues and especially young people all wanting to come and cheer me on, is amazing.
Young people will never stop amazing me whether it’s with youth clubs, residential projects or in school. “
Why did Karen get nominated by colleague Jayne Holder?
“Karen has made a significant contribution to the lives of young people in south Lowestoft.
Firstly as a volunteer senior member in the 1980’s, later as a paid member of staff and currently as an advanced youth support worker in the Lowestoft and Waveney’s Integrated Team.
Her work in Lowestoft’s largest high school is to support young people facing both personal and family difficulties which she does with compassion, commitment and a constant smile.”
Senior youth support worker.
Olympic torch relay
Track the full journey at the BBC Olympic torch relay website.