THERE was a party atmosphere as thousands of racers set off to tackle the Morrisons Great South Run this morning.
Elite runners were already making their way around the 10-mile course through Portsmouth as thousands of other runners lined up at the starting point to begin their own voyage.
More than 20,000 took off in three different starting groups, orange, white and green – with many of them leaving the blocks with big smiles on their faces.
Racers were tackling the event for a range of reasons – some were looking for personal bests, while others were raising cash for good causes close to there hearts.
Here are some of the highlights from Portsmouth’s 25th Great South Run