Congratulations to Claire Lomas who completed her #10in24 challenge!

Inspirational fundraiser Claire Lomas MBE took part in this year’s Simplyhealth Great South Run, completing the world’s leading 10 mile running event in 24 hours.

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

She started her journey on Sunday 22 October from Clarence Esplanade in Southsea, taking in the same route as the 20,000 other runners, including passing through Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

Claire crossed the finish line on the scenic seafront a day later, inspiring thousands of people on her way.


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.

In 2017, she successfully walked the Simplyhealth Great South Run over 24 hours, her toughest challenge to date. 

She has been awarded a 2017 Pride of Sport Award for her Great North Run challenge, which she received at a ceremony in London in November.

Claire's Story