Royal Parks Half Marathon 2017

Race Date: Sunday, 08/10/2017
Race Distance: Half Marathon

The 10th running of this popular central London half marathon. The start area was very busy with long queues for bag drop off (a recurring problem looking at previous reports) - with 5 minutes to the race start I was still in the queue. Fortunately it was a short jog to the start pens and the waves take a while to roll through the start. The first half of the run heads out of Hyde Park to take in St James Park, Admiralty Arch, Trafalgar Square, Whitehall, the Strand, looping round Aldwich to head back the way it came, back through Admiralty Arch and along the Mall. As you come back into Hyde Park, you are met by a wall of sound from supporters on either side of the route. The route loops and doubles back on itself round Hyde Park, then into Kensington Gardens, past the Albert Memorial and a final kilometre straight to the finish. There's no searching by club on the results - I've added those I could see had run, please add anyone I've missed.