Featured GSR runners


The Great South Run is now less than two weeks away! We are looking forward to meeting all our runners in Portsmouth – they have been training hard and getting ready for the challenge.

We thought it would be nice to introduce you to some of them before the race – two real “Great South Run veterans”!

Kevin Lawler, pictured above, has been taking part in the Great South Run every year since 2007, and always fundraising for CAFOD! We are very grateful for all his efforts and we look forward to welcoming him again this year.

When asked about his motivation for running for CAFOD, he said:

“I simply feel that it is a very practical way of enabling me to do something positive to help those living in poverty around the world.   It’s a great occasion and one I always look forward to – it certainly inspires you to put in the commitment needed to make it worthwhile. CAFOD ensures that the majority of funds raised can be directly targeted to areas and projects where they are most needed, through our partners ‘working in the field'”.


Our second featured runner is also a “regular” at the Great South Run – RE teacher Mugeni Sumba from Oaklands Catholic Secondary School in Waterlooville. This year, he has set himself the challenge of completing the 10 mile course in under 70 minutes. However, he also said that he will be pushing himself to get as closer to the hour mark as possible. Mugeni hopes to raise £200 from his efforts, visit his fundraising page to sponsor him!

We wish Kevin, Mugeni and all our runners best of luck for the race! See you all in Portsmouth on Sun 27 🙂

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