This year marks the fifth Ealing Half Marathon as thousands of people are set to take on the tough distance run.

The race, which has been voted as the best Half Marathon in the UK, starts and ends in Lammas Park after a single lap through the centre of Ealing, Montpelier, Pitshanger, West Ealing, Hanwell and St Stephen's.

Runners kicked of at around 9am and this year young athletes can take part in the Mini-Mile which was due to start at 9.15am.

Spectators are encouraged to watch their friends and family take part in the race at the following vantage points in Uxbridge Road, Drayton Bridge Road, Pitshanger Lane and Cuckoo Avenue, some of which benefit from seeing the runners pass twice.

Organisers hope to smash previous fundraising figures for the race's three headline charities: Alzheimer's Society, Cancer Research UK and CLIC Sargent. In the last two years the race has raised over £900,000 for various charities.

Time to close up the blog

Things are quietening down now and it seems a good time to close down the live blog.

Congratulations to all of today’s finishers.

You can see our full story on the race here

And the winner is...

Here is the winner of the 2016 Ealing Half Marathon. A brilliant race

Picked up your medal?

Here are the medals for finishers. A lovely reminder from a tough challenge

Teamwork makes the dream work

More great photos

Here’s another lovely pick of runners taking the challenge head on.

The route

A map of the route around Ealing. Congratulations Ben on a great time.

A brilliant time!

Amazing work by Geoffrey Donohoe who finished his fourth Ealing Half Marathon in a phenomenal one hour and 26 minutes - a great time!

Great pictures

We’re seeing some fantastic photos from the run, including some very bizarre fancy dress. Be sure to send us your photos and videos from the event.

Congratulations

Well done to all the runners who have already crossed the line. We are seeing some fantastic times!

Race leader sails by

The first runners should have crossed the finish line by now. Here is a clip from @contactusealing of the race leader soaring through one of the water stations, miles ahead of the pack

For all the info you need

For all the information you need on the Ealing Half Marathon see our previous story with the schedule and the best places to watch the race

Keep up with progress

You can keep up with progress from the Ealing Half Marathon thanks to this live feed of the run. There are even some young spectators cheering on the runners

Amazing atmosphere

Runners and spectators were all buzzing at the start line. An amazing atmosphere

Good luck!

Good luck to everyone running today’s Ealing Half Marathon. Runners set off at around 9am and the first athletes are expected to cross the line just after 10am.