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Amazing Claire Lomas Completes Her #10in24 Challenge Paralysed fundraiser Claire Lomas MBE has completed her toughest challenge to date at the Simplyhealth Great South Run, by walking the 10 miles over 24 hours in a bionic suit. Portsmouth Hosts Over 20,000 For Great South Run It was a weekend to remember for Portsmouth and Southsea as the South coast played host to over 20,000 runners for the Simplyhealth Great South Run, the world’s leading 10-mile running event. SOUTH RUN SATURDAY EVENTS CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER The Simplyhealth Great South 5k and the Junior and Mini Great South Run events, which were scheduled to take place on Saturday 21 October have been cancelled. Submariners Take On South Run Carrying 25kg Submarine 16 Marine Engineers decided to run the Simplyhealth Great South Run with their own purpose built submarine to raise money for two armed forces charities. Chris Thompson To Defend Great South Run Title Great Britain’s Chris Thompson will defend his Simplyhealth Great South Run title at the world’s leading 10-mile event in Portsmouth this weekend. Billy Beats His Addiction And Signs Up To South Run Billy Stevens lost his business after his alcohol addiction spiralled out of control. He's now managed to turn his life around thanks to running and will take on the Simplyhealth Great South Run to support his local community. Dame Kelly Holmes Among South Run Honorary Starters Dame Kelly Holmes will join D-Day War Veteran John Jenkins MBE to start the Simplyhealth Great South Run on Sunday 22 October. Mac Sisters With Blisters Take On Great South Run A team of nurses called Mac Sisters With Blisters from a Palliative Care Unit are to take on the Simplyhealth Great South Run to support the unit for its new multimillion-pound building. Maddi Runs Junior South Run Despite Terminal Illness Nine-year-old Maddi Crockford-Reid has been diagnosed with a terminal condition and will take on the Simplyhealth Junior and Mini Great South Run to raise awareness to find cure for the disease. Family of Soldier Killed In Tank Explosion To Run South The family of Corporal Matthew Hatfield who was tragically killed in June after a tank exploded during one of his training exercises are to take part in the Simplyhealth Great South Run to raise money for a cause close to his heart.