THE last man to cross the finish line of this year’s Great South Run was Alan Gibbs.
The 43-year-old from Bedhampton Hill, in Bedhampton, took three hours and four minutes to complete the 10-mile course.
He was running on behalf of Scope UK – the UK’s leading cerebral palsy charity – after being persuaded that it was a good idea by his fiance.
‘I had a month’s training and that’s it,’ he said.
‘My fiance Lisa talked me into it and was going to do it with me.
‘But then she couldn’t do it because she was suddenly taken into hospital.
‘Hopefully she’ll be out and about soon, but right now she is still there recovering in hospital, so I thought I would run the race in her honour. It doesn’t matter how long it took.’