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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 Saturday 21 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 Sunday 22 October in front of the cheering crowds 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  
Saturday 21 October      
  11:45 START of Claire's #10in24 Challenge - Clarence Esplanade  
  14:15 Gunwharf Quays / Spinnaker Tower  
  14:45 Portsmouth Historic Dockyard - Victory Gate  
  18:00 HMS Nelson Main Gate  
  20:00 University of Portsmouth  
  22:00 Southsea Common  
Sunday 22 October      
  03:00 Henderson Road  
  09:00 Eastney Esplanade  
  11.45 FINISH - approx.  

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