Closed roads slap bang in the centre of our glorious capital saw 9000 runners take to the streets on Sunday in the 19th running of this prodigious race.
Starting on Piccadilly newcomer Louise Morris stood proudly on the startline in her Roadrunners vest for the first time anticipating the 9.30 kick off.
Off she went along to Piccadilly Circus to swing a left up Regent Street for an out and back before heading to St James Palace via Pall Mall.
She then passed Nelson on his big column before heading up the usually eternally traffic heavy Charing Cross Road. Past the famous Hippodrome on the corner of Leicester Square before making the turn outside the Palace Theatre. Upon passing Charing Cross station on The Strand the halfway point was reached. Turning right just before Aldwich, she continued onto the turn at Temple to start on the straight stretch home along the Embankment.
With Big Ben in sight she did a quick flick over and back across Westminster Bridge to bring her into the last kilometre.
Passing Westminster Abbey and turning at the Henry Purcell Memorial Statue, she found herself on Whitehall for the final flourish to the finish outside Downing Street in a respectable 1.05.46 with a huge smile in her face.
Great Running Louise