Last weekend, Newport & District Running Club’s Louise Patterson took part in the London Landmarks Half Marathon, a popular race in the capital city. Louise joined over 11,500 other runners who took on the course this year, tackling a route which takes in some of London’s best-known landmarks.

Not only did Louise beat her previous personal best, she has also raised over £400 for charity (at time of writing)! Here, she tells us a bit about it in her own words:

“After running the London Marathon, I was eager to run in London again and got a charity place from Tommy’s, the baby charity. I’ve so far raised £436 and donations are still open until 3rd May –  

Louise Patterson at the London Landmarks Half Marathon

The route starts on Pall Mall and takes you through the centre of London past such sights as The Royal Courts of Justice, the Bank of England, St Paul’s Cathedral and past the Tower of London before finishing near Downing Street. 

It was a cold but clear day, perfect weather for a half marathon and the support was brilliant with a real party atmosphere all the way round. I finished in a time of 2:20:46 which beat my recent PB made 2 weeks prior in Stafford by 92 seconds.”

Louise’s medal with its doppelganger!