Great South Run 2019: Can you spot yourself in our bumper gallery from over the years?

The Great South Run celebrates its 30th anniversary this weekend - and we’ve had a look back through the archives to find some of our favourite photos.

Friday, 18th October 2019, 12:35 pm
Super-Heroes competitors race to the finishing line in 2005. Picture: Michael Scaddan (054699-0799)
Super-Heroes competitors race to the finishing line in 2005. Picture: Michael Scaddan (054699-0799)

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Karen Chambers as Wonder Woman and her running partner Angela Mays as Super Girl from Petersfield cross the Finish Line in 2011. Picture: Malcolm Wells (113863-5061)
Chris Phelan dressed as Iron Man to tackle the Great South Run 2017. He was raising cash for The Rainbow Centre, in Fareham. Picture: Duncan Shepherd

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The start of the BUPA Junior Great South Run in 2002. Picture: Malcolm Wells (024605-3)
James Hobbs dressed as Frankenstein's monster. Great South Run 2011. Picture: Allan Hutchings (113860-693)
The super heroes run for the line at the end of The Great South Run 2005. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (054724-24)
Stephen Bell (left), and Steve Parker as banana men finish The 2010 Great South Run at Southsea. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (103426-14)
The Red Devil - Tony Barlow (58) from High Wycombe in 2010. Picture: Malcolm Wells (103423-7110)
Warm up at Castle Field at Southsea just before the big race of the day in 2002. Picture: Malcolm Wells 024605-20
Fun runners in the Orange wave back in 2010. Picture: Malcolm Wells (103423-7258)
Tim Street dressed as Mini Mouse. Portsmouth Great South Run 2009: Picture: Allan Hutchings (093801-031)
Les Oakley dressed up as Mt Potato Head for the Great South Run 2011. Picture: Sarah Standing (113862-1015)
Charles Larsson dressed up as Fred Flintstone at the 21st Great South Run in Southsea on Sunday 24th October 2010. Picture: Sarah Standing (103427-760)
The start of the main BUPA Great South Run 2002. Picture: Malcolm Wells (024605-43)
Great South Run 2016 finish line. Elly Mcmeehan 33 dressed as a rhino Picture: Paul Jacobs (160271-44)
Great South Run 2017 - Mark Allen (Bournemouth) and Chris Middleton (Portsmouth), running for 'Julia's House', a Dorset based charity which provides respite for children with disabilities and other conditions, and their carers. Picture: Duncan Shepherd (171465-058)
The start of the wheelchair entrants and the blind accompanied race back in 2002. Picture: Malcolm Wells (024605-36)
Matt Hill (30), left and Ian McCallun (25) after finishing the Great South Run. Picture: Matt Scott-Joynt (044993-182)
Debbie Pentland (43) from Portsmouth who teaches exercises to the elderly and children with special needs does her pre-race exercises in 2002. Picture: Malcolm Wells (024605-16)
Number 50 Lynn Williams completes the Great South Run in 1999. (994689-14)
Runners in the Great South Run pass HMS Victory in 1992. (3615-3)
Runners taking part in this years BUPA Great South Run in 2002. Picture: Malcolm Wells 024605-46
The 2001 Great South Run begins. Picture: Ian Hargreaves
Competitors in the Great South Run in 1999. 16, Paul Evans Belgrave Harriers, 3 Simon Kasmir Kenya and 2 Dominic Kirui head the field.
The 2001 Great South Run begins. Picture: Ian Hargreaves
The 2001 Great South Run begins. Picture: Ian Hargreaves
The 2001 Great South Run begins. Picture: Ian Hargreaves
Competitors in the Junior Fun Run head towards the finish line. Action from the Great South Run in 1999. (994689-6)
Competitors in the Great South Run start on their 10 mile circuit around the streets of Southsea in 1999. (994689-7)
Dave Ollie (38) after finishing the Great South Run 2004. Picture: Matt Scott-Joynt (044993-165)
The last runners to cross the finish line in the Great South Run 2004. (l-r) Pauline Peach (39), Penny Beven (50), Debbie Moss (44), Sam read (36), Sue Juriansz (44) and Carol Gibson (45), running for Breast cancer 'Walk the Walk'. Picture: Matt Scott-Joynt (044993-264)
Deborah Leach (35), left and Dawn Elliot (31) finishing the Great South Run 2004. Picture: Matt Scott-Joynt (044993-211)
The start of The BUPA Junior Great South Run 2002. (024605-3)
The elite front runners check their watches just before the start of the BUPA Great South Run 2004 event at Clarence Esplanade, Southsea. Picture: Michael Scaddan (044970-0313)
Rhino costumed runner nearing the finish in the BUPA Great South Run 2004 event at Clarence Esplanade, Southsea. Michael Scaddan (044970-0657)
Competitors in costume taking part in the BUPA Great South Run 2004 event at Clarence Esplanade, Southsea. Picture: Michael Scaddan (044970-0540
Barney and Superwoman costumed runners nearing the finishing line in the BUPA Great South Run 2004 event at Clarence Esplanade, Southsea. Picture: Michael Scaddan (044970-0665)
Runners in the first wave set off at the start of the BUPA Great South Run 2004 event at Clarence Esplanade, Southsea. Picture: Michael Scaddan (044970-0343)
The start of wave three in the BUPA Great South Run 2004 event at Clarence Esplanade, Southsea. Picture: Michael Scaddan (044970-0126)
Nearing the finish competitors in the BUPA Great South Run 2004 event at Clarence Esplanade, Southsea. Picture: Michael Scaddan (044970-0247)
Great South Run 2003 in Southsea. Picture Paul Jacobs (035120-47)
Great South Run 2003 in Southsea gets under way. Picture Paul Jacobs (035120-10)
Great South Run 2003 in Southsea runners line up to the start. Picture Paul Jacobs (035120-15)
Great South Run 2003 in Southsea mini junior great south run, Julia Palmer with son Billy Palmer who was 6 today. Picture Paul Jacobs (035120-5)
Great South Run 2003 in Southsea mini junior run start with Alex Fugard 9 center who won the race. Picture: Paul Jacobs (035120-70)
Great South Run 2003 in Southsea gets under way. Picture: Paul Jacobs (035120-19)
A bit of hilarity on the start line! Great South Run 2006. Picture: Malcolm Wells (064553-86)
The 2006 BUPA Great South Run. Horrendous weather conditions for the wheelchair start. Picture: Malcolm Wells (064553-76)
The BUPA Great South Run 2006. The 'Orange Wave' get prepared for the start. Picture: Malcolm Wells 064553-68)
The BUPA Great South Run 2006. Helping the Guide Dogs! (left to right) John Madgwick (29), Bradley Madgwick (27), Gavin Morrison (29), and Neil Howard (30). Picture: Malcolm Wells (064553-64)
The BUPA Great South Run 2006. The start of The Elite Men Elite women and Mass orange Wave. Picture: Malcolm Wells (064553-119)
The BUPA Great South Run 2006. The start of the White Wave of The BUPA Great South Run. Picture: Malcolm Wells (064553-136)
The start of the wheelchair event in 2005. Entrants taking part in the BUPA Great South Run at Southsea, pictured at the start near the Blue Reef aquarium in Clarence Esplanade, Southsea. Picture: Michael Scaddan (054668-0051)
Runners taking part in the BUPA Great South Run 2005 at Southsea, pictured in Clarence Parade, Southsea. Picture: Michael Scaddan (054668-0544)
Runners taking part in the BUPA Great South Run 2005 at Southsea, pictured after the start near the Blue Reef aquarium, making their way along Clarence Esplanade, Southsea. Picture: Michael Scaddan (054668-0191)
Runners taking part in the BUPA Great South Run 2006 at Southsea, pictured at the start near the Blue Reef aquarium in Clarence Esplanade, Southsea. Picture: Michael Scaddan (054668-0172)
Runners taking part in the BUPA Great South Run at Southsea, pictured in Clarence Parade, Southsea. Picture: Michael Scaddan (054668-0545)
Runners taking part in the BUPA Great South Run at Southsea, pictured at the start near the Blue Reef aquarium in Clarence Esplanade, Southsea. Picture: Michael Scaddan (054668-0167)
Great South Run. Picture: Pete Langdown
Great South Run. Entrants line up at the start line 2007. Picture: Will Caddy 074358-1)
Great South Run. Karen Turnbull and Nicola Burres celebrate after crossing the finish line in 2007. Picture: Will Caddy (074358-27)
Great South Run. The Batman team cross the finish line in 2007. Picture: Will Caddy (074358-31)
Great South Run. Supporters cheer on the runners in 2007. Picture: Will Caddy (074358-23)
Picture shows competitors finishing the Great South Run 2007. Picture Allan Hutchings:(074359-1829)
Competitors finishing the Great South Run 2007. Picture Allan Hutchings:(074359-1694)
Competitors finishing the Great South Run 2007. Picture Allan Hutchings:(074359-1117)
The start of the Great South Run 2007. Picture Allan Hutchings:(074359-0229)
The start of the Great South Run 2007. Picture Allan Hutchings:(074359-0138)
Picture shows (team baby mikey) finishing the Great South Run 2007. Picture Allan Hutchings:(074359-1370)
Gerard Beauvosion (centre in white) running the 1992 Great South Run.Picture: Contributed image.
2010 Boys (12-15 years) Top 3 boys - (left to right) second place Tom Newnham (14), first Taylor Gray (15), and third place Jordan Warren (15) Picture: Malcolm Wells (103420-7026)
Bupa Junior Great South Run Boys - start 2010. Picture: Malcolm Wells (103420-7014)
Bupa Junior Great South Run Girls start - (12-15 years) 2010. Picture: Malcolm Wells (103420-6967)
(left to right) Ben Price (6) and Jayne Wyatt (25) from Gosport back in 2010. Picture: Malcolm Wells (103420-6937)
2010 Winners of the Girls (9-11) Second Jasmine Cooper, first Lucy Wildash, and third place Nawal Elkirate. Picture: Malcolm Wells (103420-7060)
2010 Wheelchair winners. (left to right) second place Jack Binstead, with the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth Cllr. Paula Riches, and Muhidin Sheick. Picture: Malcolm Wells (103420)
The Great South Run 2010. Picture: Malcolm Wells (103424)
A quick pick-me-up before the start! Picture: Malcolm Wells (103424-4862)
The Great South Run 2010. The different coloured 'waves' make their way to the Start line and give a wave to Tenor, Sean Ruane as he sung 'Jerusalem' to the competitors for added inspiration! Picture: Malcolm Wells (103424-5040)
2009 BUPA Great South Run.More 'Green Wave' runners pass the Start Line. Picture: Malcolm Wells (093788-4194)
Bupa Great South Run, Portsmouth, 25 October, 2009. Picture: Jonathan Brady
2009 BUPA Great South Run. Well pleased to have crossed the Finish Line - (left to right) Number 18284 - Tim Street with Number 1898 - Philip Emsley. Picture: Malcolm Wells (093788-4351)
2009 BUPA Great South Run. (left to right) on the finish line number 4 Stephen Mokoka with number 1 Mo Farah. Picture: Malcolm Wells (093788-4260)
2009 BUPA Great South Run. News Sports writer Jordan Cross. Picture: Malcolm Wells (093788-4343)
Sunday at The BUPA Great South Run 2008. The runners leave Clarence Esplanade and turn into South Parade. Picture: Malcolm Wells (084365-4407)
The BUPA Great South Run 200. Paula Radcliffe looks well pleased with her victory in the BUPA Great South Run 2008. Picture: Malcolm Wells (084365-4208)
Sunday at The BUPA Great South Run 2008. The start of The BUPA Great South Run elite male race and Orange Wave A. Picture: Malcolm Wells (084365-4067)
The BUPA Great South Run 2008. Another Green Wave gets away from the start line at The BUPA Great South Run. Picture: Malcolm Wells (084365-4128)
The Simplyhealth Great South Run 2018 took place in Southsea, on Sunday October 21. Picture: Sarah Standing (180800-7241)
Simplyhealth Great South Run 2018, Southsea Common, Portsmouth. Picture: Chris Moorhouse
Simplyhealth Great South Run 2018, Southsea Common, Portsmouth. Picture: Chris Moorhouse
Simplyhealth Great South Run 2018, Southsea Common, Portsmouth. Picture: Chris Moorhouse
Simplyhealth Great South Run 2018, Southsea Common, Portsmouth. Picture: Chris Moorhouse
Simplyhealth Great South Run 2018, Southsea Common, Portsmouth. Picture: Chris Moorhouse
Simplyhealth Great South Run 2018, Southsea Common, Portsmouth. Picture: Chris Moorhouse
Simplyhealth Great South Run 2018, Southsea Common, Portsmouth. Picture: Chris Moorhouse
Simplyhealth Great South Run 2018, Southsea Common, Portsmouth. Picture: Chris Moorhouse
Runners -the Great South Run 1991 (916369-12)
The Great South Run 1991 (916374-1)
Great South Run 2014. Tom Morton. Picture: Allan Hutchings (143044-298)
Great South Run 2014. Marie Croton and Murray Croton. Picture: Allan Hutchings (143044-408)
Great South Run 2014. Lisa Gottwald and Nigel Bridgeman, Picture: Allan Hutchings (143044-302)
The Great South Run 2014 was the 25th anniversary of the event and started on Southsea seafront. Picture: Malcolm Wells (143011-4722)
The Great South Run 2014 was the 25th anniversary of the event and started on Southsea seafront. The Green Wave runners prepare to cross The Start Line. Picture: Malcolm Wells (143011-4793)
The Great South Run 2014 was the 25th anniversary of the event and started on Southsea seafront. The White Wave runners prepare to cross The Start Line. Picture: Malcolm Wells (143011-4769)
The Great South Run 2014 was the 25th anniversary of the event and started on Southsea seafront. Give us a wave ! The Green Wave runners prepare to cross The Start Line. Picture: Malcolm Wells (143011-4802)
The BUPA Great South Run 2014 in Portsmouth. Competitors run past the Nelson's flagship HMS Victory in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.
The Great South Run 2014 was the 25th anniversary of the event and started on Southsea seafront. Over half-way the runners head along Clarence Parade in Southsea. Picture: Malcolm Wells (143011-4843)
The Great South Run 2014 was the 25th anniversary of the event and started on Southsea seafront. Over half-way the runners head along Clarence Parade in Southsea. Picture: Malcolm Wells (143011-4831)
The Great South Run 2014 was the 25th anniversary of the event and started on Southsea seafront. Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund have a light-hearted moment before the start. Picture: Malcolm Wells (143011-4529)
The 2012 Great South Run was the 23rd running of the event and had 25,000 entrants. Picture: Malcolm Wells (123513-6234)
The BUPA Great South Run 2014 in Portsmouth.Competitors run past the Nelson's flagship HMS Victory in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.
The BUPA Great South Run 2014 in Portsmouth. Competitors run past the Nelson's flagship HMS Victory in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.
The BUPA Great South Run 2014 in Portsmouth. Competitors run past the Nelson's flagship HMS Victory in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.
The Bupa Great South Run 2013 in the city on Sunday was a great success for competitors and spectators alike. It's The Harvey Army! Picture: Malcolm Wells (132955-8042)
The Bupa Great South Run 2013 in the city on Sunday was a great success for competitors and spectators alike. (left to right) Runner number 16577 Katy Sexton, runner number 7883 Simon Zincke with runner number 800 the fans man 'Touchline Tony' of Pompey Football Club, runner number 16632 Emily Windsor. Picture: Malcolm Wells (132955-7965)
Great South Run 2013. The Great South Run start on Clarence Esplanade. Picture: Innes Marlow Ref 132953-6.
The 2012 Great South Run was the 23rd running of the event and had 25,000 entrants. (left to right) Horndean firefighters - firefighter Gary Compton (27), firefighter Steve Weeks (34), firefighter Joe Palmer (42) , Horndean Crew Manager Vince Nicoll (48), firefighter Brett Baker (22) who have raised £2500 to help Willow Scotney-Williams have an operation to enable her to have some sight. Picture: Malcolm Wells (123513-6210)
The 2012 Great South Run was the 23rd running of the event and had 25,000 entrants. The Harvey Army. Picture: Malcolm Wells (123513-6260)
The 2012 Great South Run was the 23rd running of the event and had 25,000 entrants. In the pink ! Richard Stidolph (50) with Jessica Muton (28) from Sellers Coffee House in Southsea. Picture: Malcolm Wells (123513-6242)
The 2012 Great South Run was the 23rd running of the event and had 25,000 entrants. (left to right) Jasmine Randhawa (45), with her son Raman Randhawa (21) and daughter Hemma Randhawa (21). Picture: Malcolm Wells (123513-705)
The 2012 Great South Run was the 23rd running of the event and had 25,000 entrants. Picture: Malcolm Wells (123513-6323)
The 2012 Great South Run was the 23rd running of the event and had 25,000 entrants. At the start - ready for the off! Picture: Malcolm Wells (123513-354)
The 2012 Great South Run was the 23rd running of the event and had 25,000 entrants. The 'waves' approach the start line with opera singer Sean Ruane encouraging the runners. Picture: Malcolm Wells (123513-5867)
Great South Run 2011. (left) Harriette Smith (centre) Hattie Dixon and (right) Charlotte Smith running for the Elizabeth Foundation. Picture: Allan Hutchings (113860-797)
The Great South Run 2011. Runner number: 666 - Hugh Dennis from Outnumbered and Mock the Week. Picture: Malcolm Wells (113863-4853)
The Great South Run 2011. All the way from the North-East to Southsea - Three NHS highly skilled Emergency Medical staff. Picture: Malcolm Wells (113863-5176)
Great South Run 2011. Picture: Allan Hutchings (113860-744)
Great South Run 2011. (centre-left) Helen Gannaway and (centre-right) Julie Vaughan-West. Picture: Allan Hutchings (113860-611)
Great South Run 2011. (centre) in wheelchair, Dave Moyes and his team, Team Moyes. Picture: Allan Hutchings (113860-926)
Great South Run 2011. (left) Lesley Cook. Picture: Allan Hutchings (113860-807)
Great South Run 2017 - Tim Callen, Kieran Carter. Running for McMillan Cancer. Picture: Duncan Shepherd
Great South Run 2017 - Jean (72) and Roy (78) Meredith running to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary year. Running today for the Guide dogs for the blind. Jean has raised over 120,000 for charities in the past and was awarded the British Empire Medal in the New years honours 2 years ago. Jean and Roy live in Radstock, near Bath. Picture: Duncan Shepherd
Great South Run 2017 - Jason Townsend, Richard Round, James Glover, Jamie Jones - Employees of Simplyhealth. Running for 'Revitalise' - a charity providing respite for disabled people and their carers. £3.500 was raised so far. Picture: Duncan Shepherd
Great South Run 2017 - At the start of the orange wave. Picture: Duncan Shepherd
Great South Run 2017 - Elite Men's start. Picture: Duncan Shepherd
Great South Run 2017. Picture: Duncan Shepherd
Action from the Great South Run 2015, Southsea, Portsmouth. Picture: Allan Hutchings (151752-323)
The Morrisons Great South Run 2015. I bet they are hot in those outfits! Picture by: Malcolm Wells (151025-0183)
The Morrisons Great South Run 2015. Peppa Pig still going strong. Picture by: Malcolm Wells (151025-0361)
The Morrisons Great South Run 2015. Picture by: Malcolm Wells (151025-0206)
The Morrisons Great South Run 2015. (centre) Mike Shaw (82) from Purbrook still looks calm on the start line. Picture by: Malcolm Wells (151025-0198)
The Morrisons Great South Run 2015. Morrisons Great South Run green wave start. Picture by: Malcolm Wells (151025-9078)
Great South Run 2016 finish line. L-R Nigel Williams, Kevin Pinto. Picture: Paul Jacobs (160271-70)
Great South Run 2016 finish line. Tony Ryan 55. Picture: Paul Jacobs (160271-78)
Great South Run 2016 finish line. Just Married Donna 32 and Stephen Bridewell 33. Picture: Paul Jacobs (160271-72)
Great South Run 2016 finish line. Just Married Donna 32 and Stephen Bridewell 33. Picture: Paul Jacobs (160271-71)
The Great South Run 2016: The start of the Elite Women's Race Picture by: Malcolm Wells (161023-430)
Great South Run 2016. Picture: Peter Langdown
Great South Run 2016. Picture: Peter Langdown
Great South Run 2016. Picture: Peter Langdown
Great South Run 2016. Picture: Peter Langdown
Great South Run 2016. Picture: Peter Langdown
Great South Run 2016. Picture: Peter Langdown
Great South Run 2016. Picture: Peter Langdown
Great South Run 2016. Picture: Peter Langdown
Great South Run in Portsmouth 1991. The first ever Portsmouth Great South Run.
Great South Run in Portsmouth 1991. The first ever Portsmouth Great South Run.
A boy joins in with the race at 1994's Great South Run PP431
Great South Run in Portsmouth 1991. The first ever Portsmouth Great South Run.