Race director Colin Goater looks forward to the Great South Run

Ali Watson  and Katy Bradley scan finishing tokens for first time parkrunners Rebecca Howell and Jess Gwynn

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Race director Colin Goater aims to make this year’s Great South Run better than ever.

He spoke of his hopes after a press conference in Portsmouth to launch the 2013 run.

Athlete Jo Pavey and TV star Andy Akinwolere also lent their support.