Sarah on her marks for Games!

Scarborough College olympic countdown.'Headteacher Isobel Nixon,left and Team GB relations assistant Sarah Lamplough in front of the countdown banner as it is now only 70 days before the olypic torch arrives in Scarborough.'Picture by Neil Silk  121502'09/04/12
Scarborough College olympic countdown.'Headteacher Isobel Nixon,left and Team GB relations assistant Sarah Lamplough in front of the countdown banner as it is now only 70 days before the olypic torch arrives in Scarborough.'Picture by Neil Silk 121502'09/04/12

THE clock is ticking!

A Scarborough school has ripped off another day on its huge London Olympic Games countdown banner.

Scarborough College’s sign, in Filey Road, will tick off every day leading up to the arrival of the Olympic Torch in the town on Monday, June 18.

The countdown was given a fresh boost after Sarah Lamplough, an Olympic relations assistant for the British Olympic Association, arrived in town to tear off another date.

Ms Lamplough, a former student at the school and captain of the first team hockey squad, followed Beth Storrey, the England ladies Hockey goalkeeper, and Mark Precious, who won a bronze medal in Hockey at the 1984 Los Angeles Games, in counting down the days.

The Olympic flame will arrive in Scarborough in June and start off in Columbus Ravine at 12.28pm, taking in Victoria Park Avenue, Peasholm Gap and the North Bay promenade.

After a lunchtime stop, it will start again at 1.29pm in Burniston Road before heading along Peasholm Gap, Royal Albert Drive, Marine Drive, Sandside, Foreshore Road, Valley Road, Ramshill Road and Filey Road.