London Landmarks Half Marathon: 13,000 runners and celebrities race around the capital

Richard Parry, TOM DUTTON

More than 13,000 runners flooded the capital's streets for the London Landmarks Half Marathon on Sunday morning.

Starting at Pall Mall and taking in iconic sites including Big Ben, the London Eye and St Paul's Cathedral before ending up at Downing Street, the 13-mile course took the runners through the heart of London.

The route passes 12 key landmarks and will be tackled by keen runners and celebrity beginners alike, with as many as 50,000 spectators expected to line London's streets.

Celebrities including Cheryl Baker, Amanda Holden, Jenni Falconer, Michelle Heaton, Jess Impazzi, Aimee Fuller, Eyal Booker, Jake Quickenden, Franke Foster, Danny Tennant and Ceallach Spellman took part.

Relive the race on Standard Sport below!

What is the race start time?


Runners start in waves, with Wave 1 setting off at 9.30am and the final wave at 10.10am. Full details below.

What is the route?

Runners will start at Pall Mall and take in 12 landmarks over the 13.1-mile route before finishing by Downing Street, going from east to west and across the Thames twice.

How long is the route?


A half marathon is, to be precise, 13.1094 miles or 21.097494 kilometres.

What landmarks will runners pass along the way?

Runners will start at Pall Mall, heading past Nelson's Column inside the first mile before taking in the Royal Courts of Justice and across the Thames to the London Eye.

They will head back over the Golden Jubilee bridges and past Somerset House and St. Paul's Cathedral before snaking back towards Holborn before approaching the City of London.

A zig-zag route around the Bank of England and past Monument will give runners a view of the Cheese Grater and The Gerkin before hitting the most easterly point outside the Tower of London at mile 10.

The final three miles takes runners along the Thames before hitting Big Ben and finishing by Downing Street.

Which celebrities are taking part?

Alongside the many thousands of Londoners running, a number of celebrities will also be attempting the 13.1 mile course, including Call the Midwife actress Jennifer Kirby, TV presenter Jenni Falconer and Radio 1 broadcaster Cel Spellman. Britain’s Got Talent judge Amanda Holden will be taking part for the second year running, raising money for event organisers Tommy’s, and look out for reality TV stars Michelle Heaton, Jake Quickenden and Love Island’s Eyal Booker.