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|
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.
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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