‘Inspirational’ Bangor lecturer selected to carry the Olympic Torch
A lecturer from Bangor University Law School has been selected to carry the Olympic Flame after being nominated for the honour by her students.
Law lecturer Sarah Nason was nominated in the ‘Inspiring Others through Education’ category and will carry the Flame when it travels through Conwy – 15 miles from Bangor – on Tuesday, 29th May 2012.
Sarah joined Bangor Law School in 2006, having briefly served with the Royal Navy and later attaining a first class honours degree in Law from the University of Cambridge. A keen sportswoman, she was an accomplished marathon runner before turning her sights on triathlons. She was the youngest entrant in the 2008 Welsh Ultra Triathlon and, at the time, only the second woman to complete the course. She has also completed the gruelling Ironman UK Triathlon and was the first person from Wales to ever compete in the Ultraman Canada Championships, regarded as the world’s toughest triathlon.
In spite of her athletic prowess, Sarah’s nomination was in recognition of her teaching, with students putting her forward for being “an inspirational academic and teacher” and “an exceptional role model.”
“To be nominated to take part in the Olympic Torch relay is a great honour in itself, but it means all the more coming from the students”, said Sarah. “I’m really pleased to be nominated for my teaching rather than my sport. It is most rewarding to find that the students take as much from their experience at Bangor Law School as we staff do. I’ve witnessed the School go from strength to strength during my time here and I look forward to seeing what’s to come next. In the meantime, I will be proudly flying the flag – or flame – for Bangor University!”
Publication date: 25 April 2012