Show of solidarity at the inaugural Timothy James & Partners London 10 Mile
Thousands of defiant runners and spectators united in Richmond Park for our Timothy James & Partners London 10 Mile event following the deeply upsetting attack in London the night before. It was a day which demonstrated the wonderful sense of community and solidarity that unites the British capital.
Alongside the 10-mile run, was a 1-mile Family Fun Run hosted by children’s entertainers Sharky and George which included 1,000 children and their families all having fun and being active together. The runners of both courses met family and friends at the finish for a free 'Picnic in the Park' which included live music and fantastic food and drink options to make the most of the beautiful park.
Importantly the event raised thousands of pounds for the lead Charity Partner, Great Ormond Street Hospital, helping the charity give hope to seriously ill children across the UK. In addition, the Timothy James & Partners London 10 Mile also donated thousands of pounds to parkrun which will help the grassroots running organisation continue delivering free, weekly, timed 5K runs across the UK.
Jon Ridgeon, Executive Chairman of our active lifestyle business, commented “the Timothy James & Partners London 10 Mile has been a huge success both in terms of being a great day out for families and a challenging but rewarding running event. At CSM, we’re enthused by the outstanding engagement the event received and look forward to introducing more closed road events to the calendar.”
Tim Whiting, Managing Director of Lead Partner Timothy James & Partners, said: “I would like to offer a huge congratulations to all the runners who took part. We feel proud to be associated with what was such a fantastic first year event and one which raised valuable money for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and parkrun.”
Laura Savory, Head of Community Fundraising at Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity added: “A huge congratulations to everyone who took part. Whether it was the first time you’ve tackled this distance, or you are a regular runner, your efforts and every penny you’ve raised will really help seriously ill children from across the UK who are cared for at Great Ormond Street Hospital. Thank you for your support.”
Nick Pearson, parkrun Chief Executive, said: "It was wonderful to see the parkrun community embrace the event so strongly and with thousands of people taking part, and 30% of the entry fees being donated to parkrun, this success will help us in continuing to support local communities to establish and sustain free weekly parkruns up and down the country. We are excited to support CSM on future closed-roads running events."