'˜Beryl' completes race in her 22lb suit for charity

ANIMAL lover Elly McMeehan managed to finish the 10-mile long Great South Run in under two hours '“ while wearing a 22lb rhino outfit.

Sunday, 23rd October 2016, 11:35 pm
Updated Tuesday, 25th October 2016, 6:14 pm
Elly McMeehan completes the Great South Run dressed as a rhino Picture: Paul Jacobs (160271-44)

The 33-year-old bank account manager from Southsea was raising cash and awareness for charity Save the Rhino.

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It was Elly’s fourth time running the race, but her first in the rhino costume, which she affectionately dubbed ‘Beryl’.

She finished in a respectable time of 1hr 58mins and now has the London Marathon in her sights.

She said: ‘It was hot and rather painful but it was amazing. All the other runners were incredibly supportive and the crowds were brilliant.’