Preview: British 10k London Run, 10th July

By caroliner Last edited 90 months ago
Preview: British 10k London Run, 10th July

Whilst some people prefer to saunter around the capital's highlights at leisure, sportier types might relish the chance to race around some of London's iconic landmarks this July.

Now in its 11th year, the British 10k London Run has become one of the country's best known races and provides a chance for over 25,000 runners to raise vital funds for their favourite charities.

This year's race starts at 9.35 in Hyde Park on 10th July, although as the crowd builds quickly you'd best arrive early if you want to set off at the head of the pack. If you're a serious runner the current time to beat is 29:32, but less competitive folks can enjoy sights such as Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge and the ceremonial guard from the Mounted Band Of the Blues and Royals on their way round, plus a 2-for-1 offer on entry to Apsley House once they've caught their breath.

Many London-based charities, such as the Air Ambulance, Cruse Bereavement Care and official race charity Anthony Nolan are still looking for runners: take a look at their websites for details of sponsorship requirements and how to enter.

The British 10k starts at 9.35 on Sunday 10th July in Hyde Park. For full details and registration options visit

Last Updated 05 May 2011