Thousands of runners took part in the first ever Vitality WestRun London 10K on Sunday 15 November. The runners were joined by hundreds of Family Fun Run participants and heroic race ambassador Victoria Milligan.
The men’s race was won in style by Olympian Scott Overall in 29:53, followed by Paul Navesey in 31:58, and Victor Mound took third in 32:39. The women’s race was won by Lucie Custance in 35:36, followed by Emma Davies in 36:58, with Simone Dailey taking third.
Victoria Milligan, who completed her first ever 10k event after losing her left leg in a tragic boat accident, successfully completed the race alongside Team Milligan, who were all running for Child Bereavement UK, and to date have raised an amazing £10,000 for the charity close to her heart. She said: “Before today I had never run 10k, the maximum was around 8k, however I was determined to cross the finish line regardless of whether my team and I ran, jogged or walked. I did it for my daughter, and anytime I thought this is too painful and I can't take another step, she drove me forwards. If I can do it, really, anyone can!”
The new course started on the New King’s Road and finished on Eel Brook Common, taking in a picturesque route around the streets of Fulham on fully closed roads. On the common, thousands of spectators congregated with friends and family members to take full advantage of the great view, plus entertainment and hospitality on hand.