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Great South Run


Clarence Esplanade in Southsea was filled with thousands of runners, supporters, volunteers, charities, sunshine and smiley faces. Thanks to everyone who made today so special. Now's the time to relax and be proud of your achievement.

We'd love to see you all again next year, entries are now open for the Great South Run, on Sunday 23 October 2016.

La course à pied ‘Great South Run’ est la course de 10 miles la plus prestigieuse au monde. Elle aura lieu le 25 octobre à Portsmouth, dans le sud de l’Angleterre où 25000 coureurs de tous niveaux y participeront. Il y a des lignes régulières Brittany Ferries entre Portsmouth et Caen, Cherbourg, Le Havre et St Malo, rien de plus facile donc de participer à cette grande course. L’entrée est de 50 euros. Cliquez ici pour vous inscrire.

The Course


Starting and finishing on Clarence Esplanade in Southsea, the fast and flat course takes you through Old Portsmouth, home of the Portsmouth Cathedral, 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 Mary Rose museum.

After exiting the Dockyard you reach the halfway point on Winston Churchill Avenue, before making your way back towards Southsea Common, where you’ll complete the final two miles on the scenic seafront.

The course is steeped in history dating as far back as 1212 and features charity cheering points, boost zones, bands on the run and unrivalled support from local residents and spectators.

Watch the Great South Run course guide on YouTube

Course Map

Event location

With the perfect blend of historic and modern sights, there is something for everyone in Portsmouth and Southsea.

If you are looking for things to do in the popular waterfront city, why not take a trip up Spinnaker Tower? At 170 metres high you will experience beautiful views across the Solent to the Isle of Wight. If you prefer to keep your feet on the ground, head for a walk around Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and marvel at HMS Victory and the Mary Rose Museum, which houses Henry VIII’s flagship that sank in 1545.

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