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Review: The London Landmarks Half Marathon 2019

© 2019 Visiting London Guide.com – Photograph by Alan Kean

A month before the London Marathon, runners had the opportunity of racing around the capital’s streets with the second London Landmarks Half Marathon organised by baby charity Tommy’s.

© 2019 Visiting London Guide.com – Photograph by Alan Kean

A warm spring morning bought out around 13,000 runners and an estimated 50,000 spectators on the 13-mile course that runs through the heart of London.

© 2019 Visiting London Guide.com – Photograph by Alan Kean

The route passes 12 key landmarks and numerous other places of interest including Nelson’s Column, Big Ben, the London Eye, St Paul’s Cathedral, Bank of England and the Tower of London. Runners start at Pall Mall, before ending up at Downing Street in Whitehall to collect their coveted medals.

© 2019 Visiting London Guide.com – Photograph by Alan Kean

Alongside the many thousands of runners, a number of celebrities will also be attempting the 13.1 mile course, including Call the Midwife actress Jennifer Kirby, TV presenter Jenni Falconer, Radio 1 broadcaster Cel Spellman and Britain’s Got Talent judge Amanda Holden.

© 2019 Visiting London Guide.com – Photograph by Alan Kean

To keep the runners and spectators entertained there are lots of cheer stations featuring choirs, bands, dance acts and DJs.

© 2019 Visiting London Guide.com – Photograph by Alan Kean

Like the London Marathon, many of the runners are running for a variety of charities and last year the inurgral event raised over 4 million pounds.

© 2019 Visiting London Guide.com – Photograph by Alan Kean

The London Landmarks Half Marathon is already a firm favourite with runners, many who will be returning at the end of April to take on the London Marathon.

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