City solicitors and barristers run for it

Bar Council chair and David Penry-Davey QC is pictured here at the healthier end of the three and a half mile City of London Road Race.

The keen athlete was one of dozens of lawyers to take part in the race, which was organised by Wilde Sapte.

His efforts were in aid of the Bar Council's pro bono unit and the Barristers Benevolent Association.

More than 2,000 City professionals took part in the race, held last month in aid of the Imperial Cancer Research Fund.

Solicitors proved a good deal faster than the barristers taking part in the race.

The fastest solicitor was Freshfields' Giles Clifford, whose time was 17 minutes and 36 seconds.

The fastest barrister was Robin Tolson, of Alan Rawley QC's 35 Essex Street chambers. He completed the testing course in 19 minutes 25 seconds.