25 May 2012
Last updated at 20:25
Day 7 of the Olympic torch relay started in Worcester where Darren Campbell, a member of the 4x100m relay gold medal team in Athens 2004, was an early runner.
Edward Aston's family were ready and waiting to watch him carry the torch. His mum said the 16-year-old from Leominster has missed two AS Levels to take part in the torch relay.
Students from John Kyrle High School were ready for the arrival of the torch in Ross-on-Wye.
Priory Park in Malvern held a "Zumbathon" as part of special celebrations to greet the torch.
The last torchbearer in Ross-on-Wye, and indeed England, was Vanessa Brann, a dedicated athlete who has represented her school at county level in athletics and cross country. Once the torch had passed through the town it headed for the Welsh border.
The flame then crossed the border into Wales just after 10:30 BST on its way to visit more than 80 towns, villages and cities. It travelled through Monmouth where Kelvin Perrett carried a torch over Monnow Bridge.
It then went to the village of Raglan before Nadine Struijk jumped for joy carrying the torch in Brynmawr, Blaenau Gwent. While the vehicle convoy was in the town the weight of numbers in the narrow streets forced it to take a brief detour, although the torchbearer took the planned route.
James Edwards also carried the torch in Brynmawr, Blaenau Gwent, with his chaperone following behind. Later, the torch paid a lunchtime visit to Big Pit in Blaenavon.
Eleanor Coster, 16, carried the torch to the pit head at the Big Pit in Blaenavon before the relay headed off south towards Pontypool
Joanne Cox (with BBC Radio Wales' Kayley Thomas) arrived early at Cardiff City Hall so her wedding could take place before the relay reached the city.
Marlene Barnett, who requested simply to see the torch in Land's End for her 75th birthday, got to run with in Newport. She "touched bottoms" with torchbearer Mark James and let her torch "kiss" his.
The flame visited Cardiff Castle before being passed to Wales rugby captain Sam Warburton. He was greeted by screaming fans and stopped to pose for pictures. He passed the flame to Melanie Stephenson who had the honour of lighting the cauldron in Coopers Field for the evening celebration.