London Landmarks Half Marathon
Sunday 2nd April 2023

“The Donkey has crossed the road. We can resume the run.”
And with that announcement I was off on 13.1 miles around London.

Never say never again.
After the disappointment of last year when I was injured in the first mile, I was determined to have another go at the Landmarks Half Marathon. Starting at the Strand at 9.55 after a Team Tommy’s group photo on Horseguards Parade, my wave was delayed by the aforementioned donkey crossing the road. Palm Sunday couldn’t be rescheduled and a procession of the donkey, clerics and a choir took priority over 22,000 runners. Then I was off. The first mile headed along the side of Trafalgar Square and up Shaftesbury Avenue. It was then east along the embankment into the City of London.

The course zig zagged past St Paul’s Cathedral, The Old Bailey and The Guild Hall to The Tower of London. Then it was back along the Embankment, over Westminster Bridge to the finish on Whitehall outside Downing Street. Although I flagged a bit in the last 2 miles, I was more than happy with my time of 2.19.41 after doing it in 3.03 last year.

The atmosphere?

It was fantastic with so many people running for charities. All of the charities had lots of enthusiastic volunteers along the course backed up by bands/choirs/DJs and the spectators. The wall of noise running into Whitehall to the finish line was phenomenal.

The best part?

Raising over £400 for Tommy’s. Just giving page via this link.
Thanks everyone for your generosity.
No animals were harmed during this run.


Scott showing off his bling

Race Report : Scott Hume