Hundreds of British Heart Foundation fundraisers weaved their way around the moat of the Tower of London last week.
Participants were asked to run, jog or walk up to 10km in 1km laps around the iconic London venue on Wednesday to raise money for the BHF’s life-saving research.
The after-work event, which ran from 4.30-7pm, attracted hundreds of runners of all ages including those who registered before the event and those who decided to take part on the day.
It wasn’t an easy afternoon for the runners though, they battled through varied weather conditions from sunshine to rain and even hail but they had plenty of spectators cheering them on from the paths above.
Volunteers lined the course giving encouragement and ensuring the safety of runners in difficult conditions, as well as a small group who handed out water throughout the event.
Friends Louise Coleman and Carly McGrath took part in the run as they thought it sounded fun and was a good cause.
Carly said: “I just randomly signed up to do the run, it sounded fun around the Tower of London and I’d never done a 10k before so thought I’d give it a try. The hail was a nightmare, without we would have been better but it was still fun.”
Louise added: “Carly told me about it, so I thought I would sign up but also I lost my dad and my friend to heart disease so I wanted to try and raise some money for the cause.”
Everyone who participated was crowned a BHF Champion and received a medal, alongside a Tower of London Run t-shirt. For a small donation, there was even a post-event massage on offer.
Olivia Kemp, 25, participated in the run alongside some of her colleagues from work.
Olivia said: “The event was really amazing. I did it with some friends from work and it was really easy to take part in and if you’re not good at running or naturally that sporty, it was still really fun.”
- SWL May e-edition: Richmond hotel fire chaos, mixed messages for Merton motorists and oxygen masks for pets10000
- 10000Ethnic minority community projects are being held in an urgent bid to raise awareness about organ donation among young people. ‘Organ Donation: A Conversation Young Black People NEED to Have’ taking place on Saturday is one of many NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)-funded events across the country to dispel myths…
- Chiswick's LDN 7s rugby festival doubles in size with star DJs, charity events and serious competition10000London's only full weekend rugby and music festival took place in Chiswick over the bank holiday, with more than 250 players taking part. The LDN 7s festival, in its second year at Chiswick Rugby and Football Club, encourages teams from all over the country to compete, with tournaments organised in rugby…
- 10000Environmental groups turned out at a family fair in Richmond to raise awareness of dangerous air pollution levels this weekend. Now in its 50th consecutive year, Richmond Fair is an annual event in Richmond Green, with live entertainment, carnival rides and more than 100 charity, food, drink and lifestyle stalls.…
- 10000Eight Fulham schoolgirls will get the all-star treatment as they compete in a premier league football tournament. The girls, aged 10 and 11, from St John’s Walham Green CE primary school in Filmer Road will proudly wear Fulham shirts bearing their names after making it through to the national finals…