Tears of exhilaration for Norwood’s Royal Parks runners 12 October 2015 Press Release Thirteen Norwood runners took in the sights of the capital on a ‘perfect Autumn day’ at this Sunday’s Royal Parks Half Marathon. Together they are expected to raise more than £16,000 for the charity, which supports vulnerable children and their families, children with special educational needs and adults with learning disabilities. Spectators gathered along the scenic route that included Hyde Park, Green Park, Kensington Gardens and St James's Park as well as London landmarks such as the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace. Norwood Marketing Co-Coordinator and first-time runner Rachel Davies said: "On Sunday morning we woke up to beautiful Autumn sunshine, perfect running conditions. I couldn’t believe how many people were taking part and how supportive the crowds were along the way. Coming over the finish line was exhilarating, I had tears in my eyes. It was an unforgettable experience. The run was tough, but knowing where the money I raised would be going made the effort easier, it’s a fantastic cause."