CBSbutler at the Vitality British 10k London Run
PHOTO: The British 10k Facebook page
Yesterday seven of our amazing staff gave up their Sundays to participate in the Vitality British 10k London Run
in aid of Horley Lions Club
The Vitality British 10k London Run
This year's Vitality British 10k London Run had more than 12,000 participants flooding the streets of the capital in aid of their primary charity, Epilepsy Research UK
, as well as a host of other worthy causes, including Help for Heroes
and The Alzheimer's Society
, among many others.
The race began on Piccadilly, on Hyde Park Corner, and led runners past huge crowds of supporters, as well as a selection of London's most iconic landmarks, including the London Eye, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament.
Heading along Piccadilly towards Piccadilly Circus, the runners took in the sights of Regent Street, Pall Mall, and St James Park. They took a right towards Trafalgar, followed by a left onto Charing Cross Road, which took them down to the Embankment, and then another left towards the City. Following the Embankment, the runners then took a left into Temple Place, following its length before making a wide turn back onto the Embankment westbound, enjoying the cheers of their supporters for almost 2km before turning left onto Westminster Bridge. Finally, the runners pulled a u-turn in front of the South Bank Lion Statue and towards the rather impressive backdrop of Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, took a loop around Parliament Square and then made their way to the finish straight, more than ready to cross the finish line on Whitehall.
The 10k Route - PHOTO: TheBritish10kLondon
All of our runners managed to complete the 10km course without any major upsets, and all finished within 70 minutes, for which we think they deserve a bit of credit!
The Horley Lions Club
Founded in 1963, the Horley Lions Club operates under the motto "We serve", with the mission of "[raising] funds for charities and good causes". Horley is located on the Surrey/Sussex border, and while the Club is based there, they also serve the people of nearby Redhill and Reigate districts with fundraising and welfare activities. Yearly events include an Easter Egg Draw, 'Father Christmas visits Horley', the Donkey Derby and Dog Show and Skittles Week - a week-long event which attracts 64 teams from local companies, club, pubs and sporting establishments.
Charities and causes supported by Horley Lions Club include Surrey Young Carers, Canine Partners, Kent Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance Trust, Young Epilepsy and The Children's Trust, among others.
Four of our charitable runners - 'The Boys'
We'd like to offer huge congratulations to our athletic fundraisers on their achievement and wish them a more peaceful and relaxing weekend to come!
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