Runners take part in Great South Run for Enable Ability

Just a few weekends ago, a team of runners took to the roads of Southsea Common whilst raising much needed funds for Enable Ability’s ‘Portsmouth Teenage Project’ (PTP).

The Great South Run is an annual 10 mile road running race which takes place in Portsmouth, providing an intermediate distance between the ten kilometre and half marathon runs. The Junior Great South Run is a 2.5k run for the younger athletes, providing an unforgettable finish line feeling!

Donning their ‘I’m running for Enable Ability’ t-shirts, our Great South Run participants this year included some of PTP’s young people, parents, and members of Enable Ability staff- including Lauren, who ran on both days of the weekend event!

Lauren commented,

“We were very proud to run for such an amazing charity that benefits so many local children and their families.”

Emma, one of our parent runners who ran alongside son, James, said,

“James and I were both so proud to run in the Junior Great South Run and raise funds for Enable Ability. This is a charity close to our hearts as it has made such a positive impact on James’s life. It was great to give something back to support such a wonderful charity.”

We are delighted to announce that the runners successfully managed to raise over £1000 in total- a truly fantastic achievement for them all! A huge thanks must go to James, Hannah-Rae, Sam, Emma, Andy, Matthew, Lauren and Sarah for their incredible efforts!

If you’re interested in running for us next year (19th & 20th October 2024), please contact our Partnerships & Events Officer, Hollie-