The Great South Run in Portsmouth last Sunday was a fantastic celebration of CAFOD’s anniversary!
Taking into account the mini and junior runners who took part on Saturday as well, we had an overall “team CAFOD” of about 60 people, which not only met but even exceeded our expectations to have at least one runner for each year of CAFOD’s “history”.
On Sunday, though the skies were grey, the wind eased a bit since the previous day, so the weather was pretty good for running overall. There was a great mix of runners this year, from many parts of the diocese, some of them “veterans” of the Great South Run and others who took the challenge for the first time, inspired by our “50 years 50 runners” slogan!
A team of four from St Boniface comprised of our long-term volunteer and parish contact Mike Willcox, Great South Run “veteran” Michael Woods (teacher at St Peter’s school in Bournemouth), Michael Keogh, teacher at Southampton college, and his son Matt, student and lifeguard. Here’s what they had to say: