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Final preparations underway for Great South Run

Twenty five thousand people are in last minute training for the Great South Run in Portsmouth on Sunday.

Among the charity runners is Sean Gonzales-Lambert from Southampton. Sean is on the autistic spectrum, his identical twin brothers have Downs Syndrome.

Sean is raising money for Rose Road which provides help and respite care for hundreds of disabled children.

Great South Run is fantastic boost for families

Twenty five thousand people will running past Portsmouth's famous landmarks this Sunday - competing in the 25th Great South Run. Joining the amateurs - a very special young man, raising money for the charity that kept his family together. Sean Gonzalez-Lambert is on the autistic spectrum, his identical twin brothers have Downs Syndrome and the charity has helped them all. Kerry Swain takes up the story.

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Andy Vernon encouraging youngsters to get running

The 25th annual Great South Run takes place in just over a week and one of the region's most successful distance runners has been encouraging youngsters to take to the track.

Andy Vernon was in Portsmouth this week to take part in a fun run event which has so far enabled more than 40,000 youngsters nationwide to run a mile long race.

Sarah Gomme reports:

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Hampshire runner 3rd in Great South Run

22 year old Charlotte Purdue from Aldershot has finished third in the Great South Run. She competes in 5000m and 10,000m races and cross country events. Born in Windsor, Charlotte started running for the Aldershot Farnham and District Athletic Club when she was 13.

She recently underwent surgery on her knee and last year came 4th in the Great South Run.

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