A QUARTET of Dengie 100 Runners members took part in the London Winter Run.

Kelvin Fleuty led them home in a time of 56 minutes 36 seconds, followed by Carly Stevenson (57m 04s), Samantha Boshell (57m 05s) and Richard Carvey (57m 05s).

The ten kilometre run, held in aid of Cancer Research UK, started in Trafalgar Square, otherwise known as the Snow Blast-Off Zone which set each runner onto the course with a burst of snow.

Once onto the wintery route, runners went past Nelson’s Column, along the Strand, past the world-renowned Adelphi Theatre and The Savoy Hotel, before veering towards Holborn.

The route then took them past The Royal Courts of Justice, pacing through the City of London and up Chancery Lane and Chancery Lane Tube Station before continuing to the London Stock Exchange.

Leading onto the medieval Cheapside, participants continued down the fast and flat course pass St Mary Le Bow church, before being greeted by a Swiss Chalet-themed drinks station at the Guildhall Yard.

Setting off for home, runners then looped around the Bank of England, past the much-loved Penguin Party, where runners were given a warming boost from the cheering crowds, led by their Antarctic friends.

Next en route came Mansion House before taking in the sights of the prestigious St Paul's Cathedral before runners continued to circle back round to the Royal Courts of Justice for the second time, before passing Kings College London, Somerset House and Charing Cross Station.

Taking a left down Whitehall, they came to a finish just before Westminster and Downing Street.