The Route

Concern for Mental Health participated in the Vitality British 10k London Run. Staged on one of the world's greatest road race routes, the race sees 25,000 runners fill the streets of London passing many of the capital's historic landmarks.

We had 14 devoted runners, including some first-timers, some who only brushed up on their running skills in the last week, and of course, some who were in top form as regular runners. We were also privileged to have had four people who signed up to run for Concern for Mental Health through the Vitality Run website - they chose us over so many other charities they could have supported.

To quote one person 'he was running for such a good cause.... the cause for Mental Health'. The great thing is they want to run for us again next year and even bring in others. This is a good way to de-stigmatize mental illness, people were raising funds for it just as they would for any other illness.

The iconic route will see runners head along Piccadilly towards Piccadilly Circus, taking in Regent Street, Pall Mall and St James Palace. It’s then a right turn towards Trafalgar Square, before taking a left into Charing Cross Road. The route then drops down to the Embankment, before turning left towards the City. Following the Embankment, runners will take a left into Temple Place, where they’ll follow the length of Temple Place before making a wide turn back onto the Embankment westbound, soaking up the atmosphere for almost 2km before turning left onto Westminster Bridge.

Here runners will u-turn in front of the South Bank Lion Statue and towards the spectacular backdrop of Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, take a loop of Parliament Square and then head towards the finish straight ready to cross the finish line on Whitehall.

Vitality Run 2016

Anjelina Kohli organized lovely yellow t-shirts so our runners could be spotted from afar.
All runners received a Vitabiotics goodie bag, generously donated by our great supporter Dr. Karter Lalvan

The Concern for Mental Health team in full force, with their banner, cheered the runners right from the start of the race through to the end. They all met at the Red Lion pub after the race, drank plenty of tea before the pints could be enjoyed at 12 and food could be available.Thank you Jaspreet for keep an eye on the clock!

We raised an encouraging £7,729.50.

A huge Thank You to our runners

See you next year!

Those who ran

Austin Mason | Rishika Williams | Amit Bhudia | Amraj Chana Sofia Cordani | Elin Pavli-Hinde | Jack Watton | Furgan Hasan Amit Kachawaha | Avani Mehta | Atul Mehta | Jaspreet Ahuja Michele Scaglione | Mark Payne