A team of 46 runners laced up their running shoes last Sunday to raise thousands of pounds for the Panathlon charity in the Royal Parks Half.

In hot conditions, over 16,000 participants ran past many iconic London landmarks including Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, 10 Downing Street and, of course, through three of the capital’s Royal Parks, starting and finishing in Hyde Park near the Royal Albert Hall.

For Team Panathlon, the event was the culmination of a year’s fundraising in mass participation events which started with London Marathon in April and also included , the Nuclear Races tough mudder, Ride London in May, the London 10K in July, London Triathlon in August and Swim Serpentine in September.

In total over 160 individuals have raised approximately £40,000 so far in 2023 across the various events, with many donations still coming in.

As ever in the Royal Parks Half we had a strong contingent of runners and supporters from our supporters at Woodland Group and IFL, based in Chelmsford in Essex (see below) who have supported this event for the last seven years.

Woodland Group and IFL runners before the start

Nancy Gill, pictured below at the finish line with her sister Chloe, said: “It was great earlier in the year volunteering at a local Panathlon competition, seeing where our donations end up and helping children to play and enjoy sport.

“We have had over 50 staff this year take part across the various charity events and we are proud to support the Panathlon charity.”

Other funders and supporters to have runners in this event also included RBC BlueBay, EQ Investors, Petchey Holdings, CarterandGeorge, Verisk and Whisper tv.

Ashley Iceton, Panathlon CEO, said: “It has been fantastic to have the support this year of so many of our funders who have shed blood, sweat and tears for the Panathlon charity.

“Every penny raised by their efforts will go back into involving more children in our sporting competitions. Thank you everyone who has contributed this year, in any shape or form!”

The provisional results are as follows:
1 1.37.46 Ben Turner
2 1.38.54 Dan Williams
3 1.43.37 Chris Hargreaves
4 1.46.50 Andy Haven
5 1.47.33 Kirsten Constantine
6 1.47.51 Susannah Willcox
7 1.47.52 James Kevill
8 1.48.56 Will Gatford
9 1.49.05 Peter Ritchie
10 1.49.22 Alex Mills
11 1.51.00 Ray Horton
12 1.51.29 Tegan Mysheen
13 1.52.25 David Morse
14 1.54.33 Carlos Tobon
15 1.54.42 Pritam Varsani
16 1.55.02 Ian Iceton
17 1.57.39 Karl.Chapman
18 1.59.08 Henry Brown
19 2.00.48 Louise Horton
20 2.03.07 Ray Gurvitz
21 2.03.07 Alex Michaels
22 2.06.15 Gary Scagell
23 2.07.47 Rob Jones
24 2.14.38 Howard Scholes
25 2.16.13 Will Butcher
26 2.17.51 Raphael Marcharia
27 2.18.23 Nancy Gill
28 2.18.23 Chloe Gill
29 2.18.40 Alex Iceton
30 2.21.35 Charlotte McKenzie
31 2.30.44 Maddie Hayes
32 2.31.07 Chloe Godden
33 2.31.56 Eli Longo
34 2.34.22 Anna Farmer
35 2.38.13 David Wilson
36 2.41.05 Ellie Cooch
37 2.45.27 Jade Denny
38 2.47.46 Hussein Ali
39 2.48.06 Steve Bonsu
40 2.49.14 Danielle Porter
41 2.50.54 Hashmita.Gami
42 2.52.54 Patricia Tobon
43 2.53.16 Joseph Lambert
44 2.59.16 Mary Mudd
45 3.20.22 Maxine Newman
46 TBC Daniel Summers