Dozens of young athletes from Hounslow joined the thousands running the London Marathon on Sunday.

They made up the borough's Mini Marathon team, having qualified through trials at Lampton School's grounds back in February.

The Hounslow representatives, 48 in all, joined fellow youngsters from all the London boroughs in running the last 5km of the London Marathon course, just after the elite runners begun to come through to finish.

Many of the youngsters, who have all been in training since qualifying, raised money for their chosen charities too. Stephanie and Danielle Crouhcer ran to help people with Alzheimer's, while Darren Setford ran for the Shooting Star Children's Hospice in Hampton.

Rhiannon Welch-Huws raised £400 for Bedfont's Flying Scots Aer obic Club and Adam Kenton-Harris collected £250 for children with Leukaemia, while Peter McLeod was well on his way to raising £500 for Sav e the Children.

Those who took part are as follows:

Boys 15-17: Craig Brown, Mark Allen, Clayton Fountain, Peter McLeod, Ahmed Adam, George Inman and Mark Bitmead.

Boys 13-14: Max Bridgewater, Darr en Setford, Tim Birchall, Martin Blythe, Jack Killip, Khadar Sulub, Ahmed Gannat and Adam Kenton-Harris. Boys 11-12: Stephen Eaton, Thomas Lee, Alfie Howell, Jordan Ayree, Ben Killip, Mason Welch-Turner, CJ Church and Jonathon Ashenafi.

Girls 15-17: Rebecca Townsend, Jennifer Jones, Leah Alexander, Charlotte Maxwell, Sophie Addis, Stephanie Croucher, Hannah Miyanji and Samantha Eaton. Girls 13-14: Lydia Woodward, Karandeep Deol, Oriana Royle, Noelia Goncalves, Aimee Joyce, Tallulah Kitt, Tulsi Hansla and Francesca Acharya.

Girls 11-12: Stephanie Medland, Shauna Moran, Rosina Kitt, Danielle Croucher, Hannah Wiltshire, Rhianna Partridge, Rhiannon Welch-Huws and Rosie Bell.

Peter Lee, of Hounslow CIP, the council's sports and leisure arm, said: "We would like to pass on a huge thank you to all of the runners who represented the Borough of Hounslow, all the family and friends who supported the runners and to all of the volunteers that helped with the organisation of the day - all of your help is very much appreciated." * CIP are inviting any Hounslow pupil in school years 7-12 who enjoys sport to apply to represent the borough in this year's London Youth Games.

Call Peter Lee on 0845 456 2856 or email: for more details.