24 May 2012
Last updated at 20:48
It is day six of the Olympic torch relay and the first torchbearer, George Livingstone-Thompson, carried the Olympic flame through Military Standards as he exited Gloucester Docks. The 19-year-old, who ran between Gloucester and Hartpury, helps to care for his sister who has the progressive neurological disorder Dystonia.
The experience of being a torchbearer left some people, including Patrick Sheehy, literally jumping for joy. The 29-year-old carried the flame on a stretch between Gloucester and Hartpury. Despite being born with a displaced hip, Mr Sheehy has become a county cross-country runner for Gloucestershire.
Torchbearer Sophie Williams, pictured here in front of Gloucester Cathedral, also carried the torch between the city and Hartpury. The 20-year-old fencer is hoping to earn a place in Britain's Olympic squad this summer.
Christine Stibbards captured this shot of torchbearer Jacqueline Allen revelling in her moment to shine. The 54-year-old, from Cheltenham, was nominated for her work over the past 30 years helping others to improve their health and fitness. She carried the flame through Ledbury.
Torchbearer Paul Watts was captured outside Hereford Sixth Form College. Despite being registered blind, Mr Watts, 47, has run more than 217 marathons and is a member of the local blind association, Herefordshire Vision Links. He ran alongside his regular running partner, Les Chamberlain.
After passing through towns and villages in Shropshire, the flame rode on a Severn Valley Railway steam train from Gloucester to Worcester. It was carried on the footplate of the Worcestershire Express from Bewdley train station.
Excited schoolchildren boarded the train on the way to Kidderminster. It made one scheduled stop at West Midlands Safari Park - right outside the elephants' enclosure, where two of the stars of the day were waiting to salute the flame.
Two female African elephants, 20-year-old Five and Latabe, 19, had their special moment to give a "trunk salute". They had a time slot of five minutes to wave the Union Jack flag before the train had to carry on its journey.