The normally quiet Sunday streets in the City came alive yesterday as more than 37,000 runners ran the 26.2 mile London marathon. Runners included many hundreds of City workers, most of whom raised money for their favourite charities.

There was a 101 year-old man running, as well as the shadow chancellor Ed Balls, who clocked in a time of five hours and 31 minutes. Balls said that he felt “close to quitting” at one point but added that the crowd helped him through to the end.

Sadly, one woman died during the race, becoming the tenth runner to die since the marathon began in 1981.