Spectators left wowed by mini Great South Run

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(Back, l-r) Nurses Linda Page and Laura Cleverley and doctors Becca Allan and Anne Hounsell, with (front, l-r) chaplain Carol Gully, doctor Katie Jerram and nurse Mellissa Bell             Picture: Vernon Nash

Doctor Katie and colleagues brave the waves to raise money for Rowans Hospice

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Today’s Great South Run mini run may have been centred on colour, costume and cheer but the junior races were all about raw speed.

And Portsmouth’s own talented youngsters played an impressive part in wowing spectators gathered alongside Southsea seafront to watch the thrilling boys and girls races.

Tackling a 2.5k course, Saffron Moore, 14, led the way for City of Portsmouth Athletics Club with a superb third-placed finish in the girls race.

Inspired by City team-mate Moore, Joshua Goldfinch also earned a prestigious podium place, finishing runner-up in the subsequent boys race.

Tackling the heat promised to be a tough ask but Moore and Goldfinch were two of many to make light work of the conditions on a glorious day on the south coast.

Grab Monday’s News for full report, including finishing times, and reaction from today’s junior races.