In Pictures: Runners take in London’s landmark sights during half marathon

Runners were treated to fine weather and iconic sights in the second London Landmarks Half Marathon.

The race through central London began at Pall Mall and finished at Downing Street, taking in the likes of St Paul’s Cathedral and Trafalgar Square on the way.

Baby charity Tommy’s organised the event – which included celebrity runners such as Amanda Holden and Cheryl Baker – with the support of Westminster City Council and the City of London Corporation.

Participants doubled up on the theme, with some dressed up as London’s landmarks for the race (John Walton/PA)
Participants doubled up on the theme, with some dressed up as London’s landmarks for the race (John Walton/PA)

Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square was one of the first tourist favourites runners passed (John Walton/PA)
Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square was one of the first tourist favourites runners passed (John Walton/PA)

These participants decided to have a short rest and stop for a selfie outside the Tower of London (Steven Paston/PA)
These participants decided to have a short rest and stop for a selfie outside the Tower of London (Steven Paston/PA)

Later on the course, competitors passed the London Eye (John Walton/PA)
Later on the course, competitors passed the London Eye (John Walton/PA)

Fancy dress was the theme for runners and spectators alike (Steven Paston/PA)
Fancy dress was the theme for runners and spectators alike (Steven Paston/PA)

Tutus were in fashion on a pleasant spring day in the capital (Steven Paston/PA)
Tutus were in fashion on a pleasant spring day in the capital (Steven Paston/PA)

A competitor is greeted as she passes the Guildhall Art Gallery (John Walton/PA)
A competitor is greeted as she passes the Guildhall Art Gallery (John Walton/PA)

Plenty of people, included this enthusiastic pair, turned out to offer their support (Steven Paston/PA)
Plenty of people, included this enthusiastic pair, turned out to offer their support (Steven Paston/PA)

Amanda Holden was one of the celebrities taking part (John Walton/PA)
Amanda Holden was one of the celebrities taking part (John Walton/PA)

Cheryl Baker may have had her eyes on being a record-breaker (John Walton/PA)
Cheryl Baker may have had her eyes on being a record-breaker (John Walton/PA)

Aimee Fuller shows her delight at crossing the finish line (John Walton/PA)
Aimee Fuller shows her delight at crossing the finish line (John Walton/PA)

More happy faces at the finish (John Walton/PA)
More happy faces at the finish (John Walton/PA)

- Press Association

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