Spooky father and daughter take on run

Mark Middleton and his daughter Anya Middleton finish the race in their spooky costumes at the Mini Great South Run in southsea on Saturday.''Picture: Steve Reid (123510-333)
Mark Middleton and his daughter Anya Middleton finish the race in their spooky costumes at the Mini Great South Run in southsea on Saturday.''Picture: Steve Reid (123510-333)
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RUNNERS were in for a fright when they spotted a spooky-looking father and daughter running through the streets of Portsmouth.

Mark Middleton, 37, took part in the mini run dressed as a Dementor from Harry Potter and his daughter Anya, six, raced as a witch.

Mr Middleton, a Royal Navy Lieutenant Commander based at Whale Island, said: ‘The little one wanted to dress up in Halloween costume and urged me to do it as well.

‘People laughed and cheered us as we went around and parents asked me if I could scare their children. It made for a great family day out. The atmosphere was fantastic.’