The Great South Run starts in Southsea, on Clarence Esplanade – a road that is transformed into a sea of colours every October, as twenty-five thousand runners don their charity vests and running kit to set off on their 10 mile journey.
The course takes you through Old Portsmouth, home of the Portsmouth Cathedral and Royal Garrison Church, before entering the Historic Dockyard. 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 museum, which houses the Mary Rose.
With a course steeped in history, runners of all abilities will pass naval landmarks, cathedrals, castles and finish on the seafront in Clarence Esplanade.
Watch the guide to the Great South Run course, presented by Kris Temple.
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