NEARLY 3,000 athletes took to the streets of Kingston town centre last weekend for the annual Breakfast Run.
Used by many as a warm-up to the London Marathon, the scenic 16 or 8.2 mile route takes in some of the area's most famous sites.
Friends, family and spectators lined the streets on Sunday morning, taking in the early morning sunshine. The first runners set off at 8am from the Ancient Market Place, running up to Hampton Court and looping back around the Thames. Brian Wilder, of Herne Hill Harriers, came in first, with a time of 1:27:25, followed by Andrew McNamara, of Thames Hare and Hounds, at 1:28:15.
Last to complete the course was George Frogley, who took another two hours, finishing in 1,633th place in a time of 3:28:44.
The shorter, 8.2 mile race was won by Neil Chisholm, of Thames Hare and Hounds, who completed the course in 44:22. James Savage, of of Aldershot, Fareham and District, finished second in 45:08.
Sunita Ghai finished last, coming in 1,355th with a time of 2:09:56.