London Winter Run 2019

On Sunday 9th February 2019, Stuart Wright ran his second race for Cancer Research UK London Winter Run which is a 10k challenge through the heart of the city, passing world famous landmarks, and instantly recognisable areas that have been taken over by winter creatures.

Since the first event in 2015 over 83,000 people have taken part, raising nearly £3,000,000 for Cancer Research UK and other good causes. It regularly receives incredible reviews from those who have taken part.

The 10k run starts in the famous Trafalgar Square, otherwise known as the Snow Blast-Off Zone, which will set each runner onto the 10k course with a burst of snow.

Once onto the wintry route, runners head past Nelson’s Column, along the Strand past the world-renowned Adelphi Theatre and The Savoy hotel, before veering towards Holborn. The route will then take them past The Royal Courts of Justice, where they will shortly come across some of the new winter characters who have been invited to join this year’s event at the Husky High-Five Zone.

Pacing through the City of London and up Chancery Lane, runners will then pass Chancery Lane Tube Station before continuing to the London Stock Exchange. Onto the medieval Cheapside, participants will continue down the fast and flat course pass St Mary Le Bow church, before being greeted by a Swiss Chalet themed Drinks Station at the Guildhall Yard. Setting off for home the runners will loop around the Bank of England, past the much-loved Penguin Party, where runners will be given a warming boost from the cheering crowds, led by their Antarctic friends!

Next up was Mansion House before taking in the sights of the prestigious St Pauls Cathedral – a fantastic landmark for the runners to soak up the heritage of the course.

From here, the runners continued to circle back round to the Royal Courts of Justice for the second time, before passing Kings College London, Somerset House and onto Charing Cross Station. Taking a left down Whitehall, the adrenaline rose as they come to a finish just before Westminster and Downing Street. No politicians here though, just jubilation, as finishers are greeted by the famous warm Polar Bears for a victory hug and medal presentation.

A huge well done to Stuart for finishing the race in an impressive 55 minutes and 49 seconds!

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