A moderate temperature and a grey, cloudy day greeted the 27,000 participants in the ASICS British 10K London Run - ideal conditions for the run that takes in some of London's famous landmarks, although the temperature did rise as the event progressed.
The race started in Piccadilly and after heading east towards the city and looping back, finished at Whitehall.
Some of the famous tourist attractions that runners will have seen were St Paul's Cathedral and Tower Bridge where the course doubled back and passed The Tate Modern and the London Eye finally crossing Westminster Bridge into Whitehall.
The male and female winners made history by being the first siblings to come first in their categories. The male winner was Cyrus N'dereba with a finish time of 30:19 and the female winner was his sister, Catherine N'dereba with a finish time of 33:54.
Catherine is popularly known as 'Catherine the Consistent' because of her consistent standard of running since the 1980's. She has won two world championships, four Boston Marathons and two Chicago Marathons.
2010 sees the 10th anniversary of the ASICs British 10k London run and entries are welcome but come on a strictly first come, first served basis. The official race charity for 2010 is the Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths (FSID) and 1,000 runners are needed to raise £100,000 for research into the prevention of cot deaths and to help families who've experienced this tragedy.
For the 2010 event, Marathon-Photos will be offering a FREE Race Time Photo download worth £17.99 to every chip-timed finisher of whom there is an identified image.