Games spirit alive in relay

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HUNDREDS of people have taken part in an Olympic-themed relay.

More than 500 children and adults carried five batons a total of 212 miles in the Derbyshire Baton Challenge. Olympian silver medallist Phil Brown started the challenge - the first of its kind for Derbyshire - on July 22 and a presentation ceremony was hosted at the finish at County Hall, Matlock, on Friday.

Youngsters of all ages and abilities carried the batons, which were signed by Olympians.