Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 13 July 2014

Jogging Archbishop surprises media

Justin Welby jogged past camera crews setting up in the precincts of Canterbury Cathedral

He will be wearing colourful vestments to take part in a solemn and historic occasion when he is enthroned as 105th Archbishop of Canterbury.

But before that, the Most Rev Justin Welby was dressed in a yellow lycra top and black leggings when he jogged past camera crews setting up in the precincts of the 900-year-old Canterbury Cathedral.

The 57-year-old - without his spectacles - surprised crews when he called out "hello" as he ran past at around 6.30am.

"He was very cheery - there was a little bit of cheekiness. He wanted to make sure we clocked him," said one member of a crew outside the cathedral.

A Lambeth Palace spokeswoman confirmed that Mr Welby had been for a jog - but declined to comment further.

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