22 October 2017: Great South Run
Take on this energetic 10 mile race! To celebrate the 27th staging of the Great South Run in Portsmouth, The Great Run Company has released a never-before-seen view of the fast and flat 10 mile course.
Packed into a two minute video, runners can get a taste of what they will experience on Sunday 22 October.
The course is steeped in history dating as far back as 1212. Every year thousands of participants pass naval landmarks, cathedrals and castles. They are also granted permission to run through Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, home of HMS Victory – Admiral Lord Nelson’s flagship which achieved lasting fame in Britain's greatest naval victory at the Battle of Trafalgar.
Why not sign up for one of our places and raise money your hospital, raising money for a ward or department of your choice.
Registration fee: £25
Minimum sponsorship: £200
Contact Judith Stephens on 023 8120 4713 or Judith.Stephens@uhs.nhs.uk
Great South Run: 10 miles in 2 minutes
What do we need you to do?
Once you have secured your place, you will receive a Southampton Hospital Charity goody bag with a running vest. You will also receive fundraising advice and support.
About the Great South Run
The fast and flat 10 mile route takes in the iconic sites of the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard including Portsmouth Cathedral, Spinnaker Tower and the HMS Victory- which has played host to the Band of HM Royal Marines, who often perform for passing runners at the iconic site. The final flat stretch along the sea front has given thousands of people the opportunity to get a personal best time for more than twenty years.
World class athletes who have taken part over the years include Sonia O’Sullivan, Paula Radcliffe and Mo Farah - who scored the first ever victory by a British male athlete since Gary Staines achieved his third and final success 13 years earlier.
Register your interest
We love hearing about our fundraisers overcoming obstacles and helping us to raise money.
Martina took on the Great South Run for us in 2016: "I've never dreamt of entering a race before - I'm not a natural runner, I've never run more than 10km before. The weather was beautiful and the conditions for running near perfect. Although I'm not a serious or keen runner, I have to say, I quite enjoyed the day. That's not to say that it was easy. I ran with my friend and our pace was quite slow. I never ran such a distance before and didn't really know how my body would cope. Up to about 8km it felt very easy, then the legs started to hurt. From about 10km onwards, it felt OK again. I really enjoyed the last 2 to 3 km along the seafront with the beautiful views over the eastern Solent."
"I chose to support the Southampton Children's Therapy Team because they do a fantastic job and are very passionate. My son Lucas hurt his knee, and the MRI revealed that his ACL was torn. He recently had major surgery to reconstruct his ACL and now will need intensive physio, so we will be seeing a lot of those lovely ladies over the next few month! To know that I have raised money to help them means a lot."
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