Royal Parks Half Marathon

So popular, all places are either balloted or for charity. This half marathon is a treat of a race touring the green spaces of our capital and some of Londons most famous streets.

This year marked the 10th running of this race, with 112000 runners crossing the finish line and over £30 million raised for charity over the years. Organised by the Royal Parks Foundation, the race raises money to maintain the 5000 acres of green spaces across the 8 royal parks in our iconic capital.

2 lucky roadrunners, Sally Trotman and Zoe Sherwin secured places in this fantastic event.

Starting and finishing in Hyde Park, the runners leave the park passing Wellington Arch before entering Green Park and into St.James Park. Ducking under Admiralty Arch, they headed down Whitehall before moving onto an out and back section along The Strand. A fantastic run down The Mall toward the beautiful Buckingham Palace was a highlight before they headed back to Green Park, traversing Hyde Park once more before commencing the final leg of their journey through Kensington Gardens, past the Royal Albert Hall and across the finish line.

“It was so scenic” said Sally who ran it with her daughter Charlotte “It’s a great alternative to the London Marathon”

“It’s such a lovely race” said Zoe having run it with her step brother Ross

They both ran for charity. Sally for The Royal Marsden Hospital and Zoe for Save the Children.

Zoe Sherwin – 1.55.07
Sally Trotman – 2.14.05