Sierra Leone Marathon 2014

Big thanks to our Royal Park runners

Some of the Street Child Royal Parks runners, left to right, Philip Powell, Bertie Dannatt and Jenny Buchanan with Alison Williams, one of the support team on the day.

A big thank you to our 24 runners who all finished the Royal Parks Half Marathon (with no injuries or serious regrets that we know of) !

Many thanks for your efforts, both on the run and with raising sponsorship for Street Child. It is much appreciated!

Bertie Dannatt finished first for us with a rather impressive time of only 1hr 34mins! And we also had many more come over the finish line in that second hour, including Jamie Bowden, Tom Quayle and Laurence, who within minutes didn't look like they'd even run a mile! And our ladies were most impressive!! Thank you to everyone!

It was a lovely day for the run and we had a prime spot for our Street Child stand - just near the 800 metres-to-go mark, where we cheered on the runners for hours.
The Street Child team were among 12,500 runners who came from across the UK and 30 countries around the world to race through the streets of London with 40,000 spectators and supporters cheering on the participants.

Starting and finishing in Hyde Park, runners ran the scenic 13.1 mile route through four of London's beautiful Royal Parks (Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, The Green Park and St James's Park) and past some of the capital's most iconic landmarks including Buckingham Palace, The Houses of Parliament, The London Eye and The Royal Albert Hall.  

We spoke with quite a few runners so are hoping it generated some interest for the Sierra Leone Marathon!

Read more about the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon 


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