Thank you and congratulations to the 32 CRY runners who took part in the COVID safe London Landmarks Half Marathon on Sunday 1st August 2021!
The event had a new theme this year, to celebrate and commemorate the landmark moment of the past 18 months during the pandemic. CRY staff Cara MacMillan and Phil Houlton were there on the day along with our amazing volunteers Lindsey Brown, Hayley Edmeades, Rikesh Mistry and Omolade Taiwo at the socially distanced cheer spot. We were so glad that we were able to see almost all of the CRY team! Everyone seemed to enjoy the day despite all of the precautions in place and, once again, it was lovely to see so many groups of family and friends, united in support of their runners.
We were fortunate that the weather was bright and dry, and the buzzing atmosphere along the route really made the day special. With choirs, musical performances, dance acts, themed cheer stations and historical activities, the event atmosphere was really brought to life. The enthusiastic CRY cheering team spurred on our CRY London Landmarks team with noisy clap banners and cowbells! We saw some fantastic costumes and fancy dress including from the Spice Girls, Bagpuss, a wind turbine, penguins and much more.
The runners started at Pall Mall, finished by Downing Street and ran through both the City of London and the City of Westminster. Mile markers revealed quirky facts to reveal London’s hidden secrets. There were fabulous views along the route of London’s most iconic landmarks including Big Ben, St Paul’s Cathedral, Nelson’s Column, the Gherkin, the Shard, the Tower of London and the London Eye.
The runners in the CRY team were: Amber Miller (running in memory of Jake Miller); Helen Tavares (running in memory of Michael Tavares); Jennifer Cambell (running in memory of Ariana Jahangir); Johanna Coady (running to support CRY); Lindsay Harris (running in memory of Anthony Fitzgerald); Christopher West (running in memory of Kayleigh Griffiths); Jessica Hassall (running in memory of Kris Cook); Annie Williams (running in memory of Aaron Dixon); Ellen Keenan-O-Malley and Aaron Shiret (running in memory of Cecelia Barriga); Annabelle Lee (running to support CRY); Nathan Lander (running to support CRY); Liam Daly, Eloise Rakic-Platt and Nicholas Champion (running in memory of Isabelle Tudisca); Anna Worboys (running in memory of Robert Worboys); Jane Thomas, Bradlee McQueen and Oliver Cribb (running in memory of Evan Thomas); Cassy Lawton Jenkins (running in memory of Daniel Hughes); Alison Watts (running in memory of Melissa Rose Watts); Jack Griffiths and Moiz Shakeel (running in memory of Lucy Jessop); Harry McKay and Kathleen Maxted (running in memory of Rockwell Gayakaya); Gavin McClean (running to support CRY); Sarina Mathew (running in memory of Aashi Sinha); Georgia Harding-Jones and Matthew White (running in memory of Megan Harding-Jones); Charlie Saunders (running in memory of Matt Cragg); Anwar Elharabi (running to support CRY); Madeline Jackson (running to support CRY)
We are hoping to have places in this event in 2022 on Sunday 3rd April 2022. Please register your interest in the event here