arge queues have fashioned for a working race in London after swathes of runners didn’t obtain their bib numbers.
Round 15,000 runners have been due to participate within the Vitality London 10km race on closed roads across the capital on Sunday.
Queues of members ready for alternative numbers snaked by way of Green Park, with the explanation behind the delay unknown.
The primary wave of runners was because of set off at 10am with the remainder heading off in staggered begins, however organisers have been having to carry them again.
A London Marathon Occasions spokesperson informed the PA information company: “We’re conscious there are a variety of people that haven’t acquired their numbers, so we’re issuing alternative numbers as quick as we are able to at Inexperienced Park.”
Anthony Bailly, 33, an IT challenge supervisor from Haringey, north London, mentioned he had been ready since about 8.35am.
He mentioned: “Not a lot is being informed to us, aside from an ask to separate into varied numbers of queues, however it’s just about a free-for-all now.
“They’ve been calling individuals ahead primarily based on their begin time, however persons are reluctant to maneuver to the precedence queue as a result of it’s beginning to get longer than the queue we’re already in.”
The route begins on The Mall and travels previous landmarks together with Admiralty Arch, St Paul’s Cathedral, the Financial institution of England, Somerset Home, Huge Ben, the Homes of Parliament and Westminster Abbey, earlier than ending in entrance of Buckingham Palace.
Notable members embrace British-Iranian twin nationwide Anoosheh Ashoori and Richard Ratcliffe, the husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, in addition to Dame Barbara Windsor’s widower Scott Mitchell and EastEnders actor Jake Wooden.