Oops! Great South Run misspells Portsmouth on runners’ numbers for 2018 event 

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Portsmouth has hosted the Great South Run for nearly 30 years, and the historic naval city has seen thousands of runners take on the 10-mile challenge.

But it seems even the Great South Run’s organisers aren’t immune from forgetting the name of its host city.

Portsmouth spelt wrong on a runner's number

Portsmouth spelt wrong on a runner's number

They have been left with egg on their face after misspelling the name of the city on runner numbers.

The mistake was reported by one of the people taking part in this year’s event, with the city’s name spelt Porstmouth instead of Portsmouth. 

The misspelling was spotted on the number for an 'accompanying adult' in the Mini GSR. 

According to the recipient of the dodgy number, the Great South Run will be sending out a replacement. 

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The misspelling of Portsmouth is believed to have only affected a small number of runners taking part in the Mini GSR – and none of the other events. 

Portsmouth will host the Great South Run 10-mile, 5k, junior, mini and canine runs between Saturday (October 20) and Sunday (October 21). 

A spokeswoman for the Great South Run said: ‘A small number of the Simplyhealth Mini Great South Run participant numbers were spelled incorrectly and posted to participants.

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‘All of the participants who were affected by this have been contacted and sent a brand-new run number to wear on Saturday.

‘None of the 20,000 run numbers from the 10-mile event, the Simplyhealth Junior Great South Run, Simplyhealth Great South 5k or the Simplyhealth Canine Run are affected.’