Teenage Cancer Trust British 10k London Run 2012
15th July 2012
Run the British 10K, London Run and help teenagers and young people fight cancer. This race will take place just twelve days before the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympic Games.
The British 10k London Run starts on Piccadilly outside the legendary Hard Rock Cafe at Hyde Park Corner, with Wellington Arch as its backdrop. The route runs along the north side of Piccadilly, past the world famous Ritz Hotel, turns right down St. James Street and in front of St. James's Palace before turning left along Pall Mall. After Cockspur Street runners pass in front of Trafalgar Square and under the watchful eye of Nelson's Column, in front of the National Gallery, St. Martin's In The Field and both Canada House and South Africa House. From here the race route enters Northumberland Avenue before reaching Victoria Embankment and the world famous River Thames at Golden Jubilee Bridge.
Turning left on Victoria Embankment the route passes under the inspiring Golden Jubilee Bridge and Somerset House before entering the great City of London. Once in the City the route passes beneath the magnificent St. Paul's Cathedral on Queen Victoria Street before returning to the River Thames by way of White Lion Hill with Tower Bridge as backdrop and Tate Modern on the left.
Runners now head west along Victoria Embankment, past Cleopatra's Needle, under Waterloo Bridge to the worlds most famous clock - Big Ben - and the Houses of Parliament. Turning left over Westminster Bridge with the unique London Eye on the left runners perform a 'U' turn on Westminster Bridge to come back under Big Ben before entering Parliament Square with views of the historic Westminster Abbey. Participants perform another 'U' turn back to Big Ben before turning left at Portcullis House on to Victoria Embankment. After passing the Ministry of Defence, runners turn left on Horse Guards Avenue, past the Gurka Memorial heading towards Royal Horse Guards Arch and Whitehall Palace, which is also known as Banqueting House.
Here the race turns left on Whitehall and enters it's final stretch. Runners pass down the east side of Whitehall passing both the new Women's Memorial, dedicated to the seven million women who served the nation during World War II (officially unveiled by HM The Queen on July 9th 2005 as part of the commemorations marking the 60th anniversary of VE Day), and The Cenotaph.
At the bottom of Parliament Street just before Parliament Square the final 'U' turn is performed as runners head north up Whitehall towards Trafalgar Square to finish on Whitehall just past Downing Street, the official residence of British Prime Ministers.
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