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Great South Run will support a host of charities

One last gentle jog in preparation for the big day. Michelle Smeeth is new to running, in contrast to her father-in-law Stu Rogers who's completed more than 100 events. Sunday's Great South Run will be extra special folr them. Sarah Gomme reports.


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.

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:

Royal Marine wives prepare for Great South Run

We continue our countdown to the 25th staging of the Great South Run, now just four weeks away. A group of Royal Marine wives are training for the 10-mile run around Portsmouth, proving its not just their husbands who are capable of a good yomp. Sarah Gomme reports.


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