TIME TO PUT ON THE RUNNING SHOES

Now in its eighth year, the 2012 Standard Chartered City Race, to be run on 12 July at 19.15, is open for admission. Last year the 5km race through closed streets across the Square Mile attracted a record 6,500 runners from nearly 400 companies.

Those who have raced before get priority places, while others can register their interest on the website www.cityrace.co.uk

Five pounds from every entry fee will be donated to the race beneficiary, Seeing is Believing, a global initiative to help tackle avoidable blindness.

Standard Chartered has pledged to match all money raised in conjunction with the race pound for pound, doubling the impact of everybody else’s tremendous efforts.