Classical singer Katherine Jenkins has raised $7,200 (£4,500) for charity after tackling a half marathon on Sunday (07Oct12).

The Welsh star donned her jogging shoes to compete in London's Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon, and even took to during the race to post a photo of herself at the halfway mark.

Jenkins, who had just three weeks of training, finished the 13-mile (21-kilometre) trek in a little over two hours, and is handing the donations her team pulled in to the Grief Encounter Project, which helps youngsters cope with the loss of a parent.

She tweeted, "We made it! In 2 hours 4 (minutes)! Thanks to all who came out to cheer us on! Again, thanks for your support! £4,500 raised so far!"

Jenkins then shared a snap of herself enjoying a traditional British Sunday roast in the pub with her teammates, adding, "I think we deserve this, don't you?"