Runners from the Isle of Wight ahead of their Great South Run effort in aid of the Sophie Rolf KissyPuppy appeal. Picture by Robin Crossley.
DESPITE the stormy weather, hundreds of people from the Isle of Wight, crossed a choppy Solent to take part in this year's Bupa Great South Run in Portsmouth.
Around 25,000 runners braved the conditions for the ten mile run yesterday (Sunday) with over 380 travelling over from the Isle of Wight.
Island youngsters also took to the streets on Saturday to take part in the junior run.
Many runners ran in aid of charities including Sophie Rolf's fund KissyPuppy, Isle of Wight Special Olympics and the Earl Mountbatten Hospice.
The fastest Islanders — not taking part in the competitive race — to complete the ten mile run were Simon Randall who completed it in 1 hour, 3 minutes and 21 seconds, Ed Wheelhouse who crossed the line after 1 hour, 6 minutes and 24 seconds and Mark Grime, who finished in 1 hour, 7 minutes and 23 seconds.
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*It was initially reported incorrectly that Lee Richards had finished fastest. This was due to incorrect information supplied.