On Sunday 21st July, our wonderful runners united with thousands of others for an unforgettable experience in London this summer as they took part in the 2019 ASICS London 10k Run.
The streets of central London once again played host to the popular London 10k Run, with the route taking in some of the capital’s most iconic and historical landmarks. Starting off along Piccadilly by Green Park, the route took runners past famous places including Regents Street and Piccadilly Circus, Pall Mall and St James’s Palace, Trafalgar Square, The Strand and Victoria Embankment passing the spectacular London Eye on the south side of the River Thames.
A quick run over Westminster Bridge and back brought the runners passed Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey, before turning back and heading around Parliament Square and then off towards the Finish line at Whitehall. This year the weather was a little kinder; it was lovely and sunny and quite warm, but not the sizzling heat that we experienced last summer. As well as being cheered on by their own family and friends, our runners also benefitted from three ASICS cheer zones, motivational messages displayed on a big screen at ‘kilometre 4’ by Trafalgar Square, and a refreshing ‘Zipcar-Wash’ at ‘kilometre 7’ to help move them through the gears with their ‘Run Smarter’ cheer zone.
There was also plenty of entertainment along the route, with live bands and DJs to help keep the pace going. From drumming sounds to get you moving and reggae/funk to get you grooving, the route offered every encouragement possible. The encouragement certainly worked well. We had 14 runners who completed the run in under the hour! And not only that, our fastest runner this year, Louis Lengthorn from Team Stephens IT, was 10 minutes faster than the fastest runner last year. Louis finished in just 00:45:47, followed closely by Sam Thomas running independently, who finished in 00:45:50. Both Louis and Sam were running for The CCT. In third place, finishing in 00:45:55 was Paul Cooper from Team Go-Ahead running for The Lily Pad Appeal, closely followed by Alan Dune from Bromley FC at 00:46:14 in fourth position. All of our runners were taking part for their own special reasons, some independently and some as part of a team.
Our teams included: Team Go-Ahead running for Lily Pad Team Davis running for Lily Pad Team Munroe running for The CCT Bromley FC running for The CCT Team Stephens IT running for The CCT Everyone made it to the finish line safely. Congratulations and we are very proud of you all. Collectively, they raised £10,500 across The CCT, The CCCT and The CCT Lily Pad Appeal.