18 October 2016

18 October 2016Another epic Royal Parks Half Marathon!

Our first runners to arrive to Hyde Park! James, Jess, Amelie, Max, Angelina and William

Our first Ace runners to arrive at Hyde Park! James, Jess, Amelie, Max, Angelina and William.

On Sunday 9th October 20 brave individuals took part in the Royal Parks Half Marathon for Ace Africa. With the support of friends, family and the Ace Africa UK Team each runner completed the course in impressive times with plenty of personal bests amongst the group!

Set-up in 2008, this 13.1 mile Royal Parks Half takes runners through four of London’s most impressive Royal Parks: Hyde Park, Green Park, St James’s Park and Kensington Gardens. Over 16,000 runners take part and a total of £25m was raised for 422 great causes this year.

This year our fastest runner zoomed passed the finish line at an incredible 01:37:28! Not only our fastest runner but also our youngest – congratulations to Eton College student, Benjy Penny. Below are our top 5 Ace runners. A huge well done to you all on this fantastic achievement.

Runner Chip Time
Benjy Penny 01:37:28
Dean Watson 01:38:25
Max Harrison 01:38:43
James Goodall  01:42:51
John de Winton 01:45:44
Ace winner - Benjy Penny

Ace winner – Benjy Penny


We are thrilled to announce that our current fundraising total stands at £11,777. These vital funds will go a huge way in supporting our programmes across rural Kenya and Tanzania.

Max & James post race!

Max & James post race!

We would like to say a HUGE thank you to all of our Ace runners for their inspirational and most importantly thank you from the many thousands of children and community members you have managed to help along the way.

Amelie, Jess & Max

Amelie, Jess & Max

If you would like to sign up to the Royal Parks 10 Year Anniversary Half Marathon, please email olivia.jarman@ace-africa.org with your interest.