Monday, 24 October 2005

Victories and photos from The Great South Run

On another gloriously sunny day, over 120 runners took part in the Great South Run in October for Get Kids Going! Below are just a few pictures from the day.

Once again Get Kids Going! wheelchair athlete, David Weir, put in a spectacular performance and won the men's race.

David finished in 35 minutes 15 seconds, over two minutes ahead of Get Kids Going!'s Tushar Patel, who came second and with the 2004 winner Kenny Herriot back in third position.

David and Tushar are pictured on the awards podium with the Mayor of Portsmouth




We also see Tushar later with the GB wheelchair squad coach, Get Kids Going!'s Paul Hunt (left) and Jane:

Shelly Woods also gave a great performance and won the women's race. Shelly Woods achieved a time of 44 minutes, 1 second, over the 10-mile course, and is seen below triumphantly crossing the finishing line.



Shelly is also pictured below with Jane:



Shelly then picked up her medal from the Mayor of Portsmouth




The rest our runners looked forward to a well deserved massage in the Get Kids Going! marquee at the end of the race:




We'd like to offer our congratulations and thanks to all the runners who took part in the race for us. If you would like to enter the Great South Run 2009 please visit our website and apply online.

Thursday, 13 October 2005

Photos from the Great North Run

Over 700 runners took part in the 25th Great North Run in September for Get Kids Going! Below are just a few pictures from the day.

Our first picture above shows our youngest runner, five year old Sophie Stephenson with the Get Kids Going cheering team at the Junior Great North Run on Saturday 17th September.

You have already seen our wheelchair athletes in the previous story, but other wheelchair athletes from Get Kids Going! did not let the side down even if they weren't in the top 3 or four positions.

Steve Edwards is pictured below:


We also had some great fancy dress runners:

From mother and daughter team, Alexandra and Sue Lucas

To Graham Hadfield as a dragon, pictured below with Jane:


More runners were snapped by the BBC throughout the day



At the end of the race runners congregated outside the Get Kids Going! marquee where a queue began for the well earned and well deserved massages.



Here are some runners having their massages:

We'd like to offer our congratulations and thanks to all the runners who took part in the race for us. If you would like to enter the 2009 Great North Run please visit our website and apply online.