Royal Parks HalfPanathlon has received a fantastic boost from 27 dedicated fundraisers who ran 13.1 miles around central London in the Royal Parks Half Marathon.

The race is one of the UK’s most popular half marathons, with over 16,000 runners winding their way through London’s beautiful royal parks and past some of the capital’s most famous landmarks.

Our 27-strong team gathered in Hyde Park early on a Sunday morning to take on their personal challenge and help to raise thousands of pounds for the Panathlon Foundation, which provides sporting opportunities to over 7,500 disabled young people each year.

This year’s team, pictured in the gallery below, included nine runners from our friends at John Lewis Stratford City, along with team mates from Accenture, Network Rail, Bilko, EQ Investors, Lane 4, GLL and Panathlon itself.

They were rewarded for their training and fundraising efforts with a crisp autumn morning and one of the most picturesque half marathon routes in the country.

The 13.1 mile course takes in three Royal Parks and famous London landmarks including Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, Downing Street and the Serpentine, meaning many people regard it as the better half of the London Marathon route.

Helped on their way by cheering crowds throughout Hyde Park, St James’s Park and Green Park and along famous London roads including Whitehall, The Strand and The Mall, everyone in Team Panathlon put in a fantastic effort to complete the course.

First past the post was Matt Iceton, fresh from his endeavours for Team Panathlon at the London Triathlon in August, who completed the course in a very speedy time of 1:32:06.

All of our fabulous runners are listed below, along with their finishing times and links to their fundraising page, where applicable, if you would like to support their efforts and the work of Panathlon.

Thank you to everyone who has donated so far – every penny is much appreciated.

And of course, a huge thank you once again to everyone in Team Panathlon – your efforts help to make a very real difference to the disabled young people we work with throughout the year.

1. Matt Iceton 1:32:06  / 2. Ben Morrison 1:35:10 / 3. Mick Barlow 1:35:28
4. Chris James 1:37:19 / 5. Lucy Caldwell 1:38:37 / 6. Kamal Hamilton 1:38:38
7. Nick Crowley 1:40:21 / 8. Dan Garlick 1:40:52 / 9. Charlie Ladyman 1:44:38
10. Chris Carr 1:45:10 11. Jack Cooper 1:46:04 / 12. Ian Iceton 1:47:35
13. Simon Barker 1:53:08 / 14. Chris Rayner 1:56:22 / 15. Sophie Critchlow 2:00:58
16. Hayley Todd 2:12:12 / 17. David Reith 2:12:13 / 18. Rose Lubbock 2:16:48
19. Cheryl Ellis 2:20:23 / 20. Ryck Dyer 2:23:41 / 21. Terry Stephens 2:24:16
22. Andre Ellis 2:24:24 / 23. Jo Le Page 2:37:32 / 24. Zoella Freeman 2:40:20
25. Rachael Paisley 2:45:00 / 26. Tanika Smarthe 3:07:41 / 27. Aaliya Ahmed 3:26:55