2019 Great South Run


On the 20th October, 7 runners lined up on Clarence Esplanade at the start of the 2019 Great South Run, raising money for The Wight Brainy Bunch. Despite recently undergoing a second operation to remove his brain tumour and six grueling weeks of Radiotherapy that finished just two weeks ago, Mark was on the start line with fellow runners Rachel Grimes, Colin Richardson, Deb Joy, Gareth Driscoll, Sarah Maher and Jolene Hayward for the epic 10 mile course around Portsmouth.

Also running for The Wight Brainy Bunch were Trisha Dabell and James Chapman who entered the 5km race on Saturday, Savannah Smith in the 2.5km Junior Race, and Mark and Kathryn’s children Harry (5) and Oskar (9) who ran the Mini 1.5km Race, as they wanted to raise money for the charity themselves, in case Dad Mark wasn’t up to taking part this year.

“The Great South Run is always really important to us as this is where all our fundraising started in 2015, so we are always overwhelmed when people want to run with us. Our boys were desperate to be involved this year and set out to raise £100. They loved the race and doing their bit for the charity, and we couldn’t be prouder of them”