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Claire Lomas #10in24

Inspirational fundraiser Claire Lomas MBE will take part in this year’s Simplyhealth Great South Run, aiming to complete the world’s leading 10 mile running event in 24 hours.

Claire, who is paralysed from the chest down, will be aided by the revolutionary ReWalk suit on her #10in24 challenge.

She will begin on Sunday 22 October where she will set off from Clarence Esplanade in Southsea.

She will complete just under half a mile each hour, taking in the same route as the 20,000 other runners, including passing through Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

Claire will reach the final mile on Monday 23 October on the scenic seafront as she crosses the finish line.

Supporters can follow her progress through live tracking and by using the hash tag #10in24.

Claire's Story

Claire Lomas' life turned upside down on 6 May 2007 when she became paralysed from the chest down in a horse riding accident.

Claire was a Chiropractor and top level event rider when the freak accident left her unable to do the things she loved.

A year after her accident, Claire met and later married Dan. They had a baby girl - Maisie. She found some new sports, set up a business and fundraised for the Nicholls Spinal Injury Foundation to help get a cure for paralysis.

In 2016, Claire became the first person to complete the Great North Run in a robotic suit. It took her five days to complete the 13.1 mile course. She was 16 weeks pregnant at the time and gave birth to her second daughter, Chloe, in January.

Claire's Story

Claire's Timetable

Track Claire's progress across her Simplyhealth Great South Run journey. Support Claire throughout #10in24 journey at the following locations. The below times should be used as a guide:

Day Time Location  
Sunday 22 October      
  10:05 START of Claire's #10in24 Challenge - Clarence Esplanade  
  12:30 Gunwharf Quays / Spinnaker Tower  
  13:00 Portsmouth Historic Dockyard - Victory Gate  
  16:30 HMS Nelson Main Gate  
  18:30 University of Portsmouth  
  20:30 Southsea Common  
Monday 23 October      
  01:30 Henderson Road  
  07:00 Eastney Esplanade  
  10.00 FINISH - approx.  

NB. These times are provisional and may be subject to change throughout Claire's #10in24 challenge