Nearly 12,000 runners took to the streets of London today in the 5th edition of the London Landmarks Half Marathon 2022.
This morning, close to 12,000 runners took to the streets of the capital wearing the colors of their chosen charity for the London Landmarks Half Marathon 2022.
“It was amazing. Honestly, I had so much fun. Large crowds, great weather – a perfectly organized event with lots of great charities supported today and lots of money raised, and hopefully lots of PBs smashed. All in all, it was brilliant! ”
London Landmarks Half Marathon is unlike any other race in the UK, taking place on closed roads through the City of London and Westminster, taking all of London’s iconic landmarks and celebrating London’s large, crooked and hidden heritage.
100% not for the profit event, organized by baby charity Tommys to raise funds for charity and many other charities, has raised nearly £ 6 million this year for over 300 charities, with every penny going back to support Tommy’s and its charitable partners’ fantastic work.
Event Director Lia Fyles:
“What an amazing day! It’s such a special event that helps raise awareness of LLHM and the importance of fundraising for charity. It fills me with such pride to see people from all walks of life meet every year to raise money for purposes that are close to their hearts.In a world full of conflicts at the moment, it is heartwarming to see so much love and compassion.I am glad that since the inaugural race in 2018 over £ 26 MILLION Pounds have been raised for many wonderful purposes!
McFly drummer and former Strictly winner, Harry Judd joined the LLHM for the first time, and lined up on behalf of Tommys, Among the 11,787 charity runners who participated, Harry joined a number of other famous faces, all of whom ran to raise the profile and vital funds for their selected charities. Jeff Brazier joined Landmarks for the second year and lined up on behalf of Mourning meetingthe charity that supported Jeff and sons Bobby and brother Freddie after the death of their mother Jade Goody.
Abbie Quinnen & AJ Pritchard lined up with AJ’s brother Curtis on behalf of Chelsea & Westminster Hospital who supported Abbie after her burn injury. The Virgin Radio Breakfast Show team took the 13.1 miles. Sports presenter Vassos Alexander joined the London Landmarks Costume Runners dressed as The Shard. The costume runners participate annually to raise funds for BOOST Charities “Sam Sananes Sports Legacy” and Tommys.
Two special runners who lived up to the LLHM 2022 theme tried to break Guinness World Records at today’s event. Alan Harris, ran in memory of his father for Macmillan dressed as a Gorilla while Elizabeth Johnston took to the field in a complete quidditch set. After completing the race, both trials are currently being verified by Guinness World Records. Before the first runner reached the finish line, eight brave characters competed in the LLHM Mascot Dash, a 100M sprint past Horse guard parade to the finish line at Whitehall. In the close race, it was Vinny the Fox who took the ribbon and the cup to their charity League against cruel sport, pitting Air ambulance for children into second place.
The LLHM 2022 route shows the best of London, where runners pass iconic landmarks, including Big Ben, St Paul’s Cathedral, Nelson’s Column, Cucumbers, the shard and Tower of London. Starts right out at Trafalgar Square and ends on Whitehall, the route also uncovers hidden cultural gems such as Guy Fawkes’ house, Britain’s smallest police station, St Mary-Le-Bow Church and London’s oldest store.