Helen Skelton & Radzi To Host Great South Run Coverage

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Limited entries for the Great South Run, the Great South Run 5k and the Junior and Mini Great South Run are remaining. Sign up now to avoid disappointment at: Greatrun.org/South

Television presenters Radzi Chinyanganya and Helen Skelton will front Channel 5's live coverage of the Great South Run.

The popular duo will host a packed weekend of sport when the Great South Run, the world's leading 10-mile running event, returns to Portsmouth on Sunday 23 October.

Helen Skelton, who is no stranger to sports coverage, has just returned from a successful presenting stint at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

She is also well known for completing ultra-marathons and becoming the first person to reach the South Pole using a bicycle.

Helen and Radzi will host the two-hour programme showing 20,000 runners taking on the scenic fast and flat course around the south coast.

TV presenter Radzi, as seen on Blue Peter, will also be commentating and entertaining the crowd at the Junior and Mini Great South Run, which is staged the day before on Clarence Esplanade in Southsea.

Radzi will be there to cheer on the 2,000 children taking part in the biggest children's running event in the south, for kids aged between three to 15 years old.

Radzi said: “I'm delighted to be able to be a part of such a fantastic weekend of sport at the Great South Run.

“It's equally as exciting to be able to be able to be on the start line of the Junior and Mini Great South Run, which is inspiring children in the region to enjoy running and exercise.

“This huge event will help encourage even more children to get active and healthy.”

Thousands of runners of all ages are gearing up for the festival of sport in Portsmouth, as the Great South Run returns for its 26th year in the city.

Four events will be staged across the weekend in Southsea, culminating with the world's leading 10 mile running event.

Helen Skelton added: “It's fantastic to be a part of the Great South Run television coverage, I enjoy distance running myself and I am really looking forward to being able to cheer on the 20,000 people who are taking part and hearing about their inspirational reasons for running.

“I am sure the viewers will be able to experience that electric atmosphere as if they were in the crowd, as we watch runners celebrate as they cross the finish line!”

The Great South Run will be shown live on Channel 5 between 10.00-12.00 on Sunday 23 October.

Limited entries for the Great South Run, the Great South Run 5k and the Junior and Mini Great South Run are remaining. Sign up now to avoid disappointment at: Greatrun.org/South