Runners stampede around London Zoo in 10k race

We may not be as fast as a cheetah in a 100m sprint, but human beings can run long ditances better than any land mammal.

So the competitors taking part in a 10k race around London Zoo on Sunday were really showing off, as they jogged past the animal enclosures.

The race was started by a call from London Zoo buzzard Mo, as a traditional starting pistol would frighten the animals.

Peter James beat a thousand competitors in the race around the zoo and Regent’s Park, finishing in an impressive time of 35 minutes 35 seconds.

Dubbed the ‘stampede’, this was the first race to take place at London Zoo, raising �40,000 for the zoo and its global conservation projects.