Queen's Baton Reaches Carmarthenshire

27 May 2014, 17:07 | Updated: 27 May 2014, 17:11

The Queen's Baton relay is now halfway though its 700 mile journey around Wales.

It's travelling through communities - building the excitement ahead of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in July.

Today it's been taken through Carmarthenshire, starting the day at Dylan Thomas' boathouse in Laugharne before moving on to Carmarthen town centre and Ammanford.

Heart caught up with Welsh athlete Non Evans MBE who carried the torch into Llanelli: "It's such an honour to be the opening baton carrier in Llanelli, my home town. It's brilliant!

"We all watched the Olympic torch relay here and the fact that the Commonwealth relay has come too is great. 

"Glasgow is a home games and it's great that so many people have turned out here today."

Non says it's great to be a part of the build-up: "This is the first games that i've haven't competed at because i've retired.

"The last one was Delhi, the last home one was Manchester so it's still nice to be involved and just to be asked is an honour.

"I will be up in Glasgow commentating on the wrestling so at least i'll be there."

Carmarthen will welcome the baton back for more celebrations this evening.

Tomorrow it'll be in Cardigan, Aberaeron and Aberystwyth before finishing the day in Machynlleth.