Video: Great South Run gets off to a flier

Some of the City of Portsmouth athletes who are going to English Schools. Picture: Paul Smith

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Morrisons Great South Run got underway in fine style today as Moses Kipsiro and Andy Vernon sounded the starter’s horns on Southsea Common in the junior races.

Ugandan Kipsiro, a 10,000m Commonwealth gold medallist and Stubbington athlete Vernon - a European 10,000m silver medalllist - were treated to a fine display from many talented youngsters bidding to one day follow in their footsteps.

Morrisons Great South Run 12-15 boys race gets under way

Morrisons Great South Run 12-15 boys race gets under way

And it proved to be a fine day for City of Portsmouth Athletics club with Jacob O’Hara and Callum Crook celebrating double delight in today’s 12-15 boys race.

The City club also enjoyed success in the 5k with Lachlan Wellington claiming second place in 15.57.

Eloise O’Neill grabbed runners-up spot in the nine-11 girls category (9.22) with Aldershot Farnham & District’s Maisie Grice also earning silver in the 12-15 girls race.