Jane completes her 25th Great South Run

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AFTER more than a quarter of a century taking part in the Great South Run, Jane Evans is finally hanging up her running shoes.

The 65-year-old has entered every single race staged in Portsmouth and felt yesterday’s milestone was the perfect time to retire.

Jane Evans has done 25 Great South Runs (151752-728)

Jane Evans has done 25 Great South Runs (151752-728)

But she did it in style wearing the T-shirt she was for the first ever Great South Run in 1991.

And as she made her way round the course, she asked people in the crowd to sign it for her.

She said: ‘This is very special for me because it’s my 25th Great South Run.

‘I kept entering every year until I though, lets go for the 25.

‘This is my first ever Great South Run T-shirt’.

Jane, of Upper Old Street, Stubbington, has raised thousands of pounds for different charities over the years.

This year she ran for the Meningitis Trust, a charity which supported her niece when she was struck down by the disease as a teenager.

Jane’s husband Dave was at the finish line to cheer her home.