The world marathon challenge came to North London with the event being at Lee Valley for the 5th year. The challenging simultaneous relay race in support of Save the Children, is for 11-13 year olds who will race around a track in teams of 31. Each child will run a 200m stretch six or seven times each, passing a baton to their team-mates.
There were some exciting finishes and high quality races at the London Youth Games cross country championships held on a mild morning at Parliament Hill. Over 500 youngsters represented their London boroughs in a successful renewal of these races which were re-introduced into London Youth Games in 2010.