London River Rat Race at the Royal Docks

PUBLISHED: 08:45 16 August 2016 | UPDATED: 08:45 16 August 2016

London River Rat Race

London River Rat Race

London River Rat Race

While the nation’s Olympians were picking up gold medal after gold medal at the weekend, a group of thrill-seeking fundraisers collected a medal of a very different kind at the London River Rat Race.

More than 1,500 people took on the 10km course in aid of homeless charity Shelter.

They ran and swam around the Royal Docks, tackling obstacles including giant inflatables, kayaks and a large water jump on the way.

Sam Farrington completed the course first, posting a time of 1:06:28 – more than a minute ahead of the second-placed finisher, Alex Reilly.

Jo Shelmerdine was the first woman home in a time of 1:16:26.

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