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Over 20,000 Runners for the Great South Run

Portsmouth Plays Host to Over 20,000 Runners for Simplyhealth Great South Run Weekend


Now in it’s 29th year, the world’s leading 10 mile event saw Chris Thompson become the first athlete to win the Simplyhealth Great South Run for the third time – in 46:56.

His Aldershot Farnham & District AC teammate Andy Vernon came second at 47:29 and Petros Surafel came third in 48:05.

Eilish McColgan won the women’s field in 54:43, her debut over the 10-mile distance, following in her mum’s footsteps, who won the Great South Run crown in 1997.

Steph Twell came second in a time of 55:16 and Gemma Steel was third in a time of 56:56.

Jayne Fearn, Simplyhealth spokesperson, said: “The glorious sunshine made for great conditions for a fantastic weekend of events, from the first ever Canine Run to the Simplyhealth Great South Run on Sunday.

Entries are open for the 2019 Simplyhealth Great South Run, which will take place on Sunday 20 October.

The first 1,000 runners who sign up for next year’s 10 mile event can take advantage of 25% off their entry fee. Enter at:


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