The Great South Run 2018 Photos and Information






The Great South Run is a 10 miles race through historic Portsmouth. This is a great distance for any budding endurance runner. This fast and flat 10-mile route tours Portsmouth’s sites, including Portsmouth Cathedral, the Spinnaker Tower and the HMS Victory. You may even get to hear HM Royal Marines band who often perform to passing runners. It was originally held in Southampton but the race moved to its current course. The Great South Run has been running since 1990. The Great South Run has become one of Europe’s most popular mass participation races over 10 miles, with a record 21,000 entries for the 2009 race.

When – Sunday October 21st 2018
Where – Portsmouth UK
How Much – £42

Time Simplyhealth Great South Run timetable – Sunday 21 October
07:00 Car parking on Southsea Common and information point opens
07:30 Baggage room opens at the Pyramid Centre
09:00 Start assembly area open
10:15 Simplyhealth Great South Run elite women’s race start
10:19 Start of wave for fast self-propelled wheelchairs and visually impaired runners
10:35 Simplyhealth Great South Run elite men and ORANGE wave start
10:52 Start of WHITE wave
11:09 Start of GREEN wave


The Course:

Starting and finishing on Clarence Esplanade in Southsea, the fast and flat course takes you through Old Portsmouth, home of the Portsmouth Cathedral before entering the Historic Dockyard. From here you’re granted permission to run past the Royal Navy’s current naval ships, and some of the most famous in the world including HMS Victory, HMS Warrior and the Mary Rose museum.

After exiting the Dockyard you reach the halfway point on Winston Churchill Avenue, before making your way back towards Southsea Common, where you’ll complete the final two miles on the scenic seafront.

The course is steeped in history dating as far back as 1212 and features charity cheering points, boost zones, bands on the run and unrivalled support from local residents and spectators.

There has been some famous winners of this event including Mo Farah won the race in 2009. Paula Radcliffe won the women’s race in 2008 in a time of 51 minutes 11 seconds.

Due to the large number of runners this will be a fantastic event for photographers and runners alike. Good luck this Sunday from the bibsnapper team.

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