In Pictures: Runners settle for solo exercise after lockdown scuppers Marathon

There was still a chance to keep fit in the sunshine.

A runner on Blackheath, in south London, which is the start of the course for the London Marathon
A runner on Blackheath, in south London, which is the start of the course for the London Marathon

Runners ventured out in small numbers on Sunday – a far cry from the thousands usually pounding the pavements for the London Marathon, which was cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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A runner on Blackheath, in south London, which is the start of the course for the London Marathon (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
Marathon route
There was a stark contrast with the usual scenes around the Cutty Sark during the marathon (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
Scenes outside the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich
Similar scenes outside the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
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It was certainly quieter on Tower Bridge… (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
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… but the famous landmark was far from deserted (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
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People exercising in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, east London (Stefan Rousseau/PA)
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Cyclists also made the most of their exercise allowance (Stefan Rousseau/PA)
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Exercising in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (Stefan Rousseau/PA)
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Runners on the Mall in central London, the usual finish of the London Marathon course (Dominic Lipinski) (PA)
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Meanwhile, critical care paramedic Sophie Birt and Dr Stuart Maitland-Knibb from Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance took part in a marathon around Coventry airport (Ben Birchall/PA)
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The paramedics were previously taking part in the London Marathon before it was postponed (Ben Birchall/PA)
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