On Sunday 22nd October the day dawned cloudy and grey in Portsmouth. The forecast had predicted heavy rain, and the weather men were not wrong.
As the elite runners set off on the Great South Run, Britain’s biggest and, arguably most popular ten mile road running event, the rain started, and didn’t stop for the duration of the race, making conditions difficult for both competitors and spectators alike.
Tim Raw, who works as a reporter for the West Sussex County Times, was participating in his first competitive race, and decided to donate his sponsor money to the ALC Charitable Trust. He ran well, despite the appalling conditions, completing the ten mile road running event in just one hour and forty one minutes, a very creditable time.
Tim has been able to collect about one hundred pounds for the charity, for which the trustees are very grateful.