Banbury runners' Great South Run

A married Banbury couple with a love for distance running have completed the Great South Run in aid of Parkinsons UK.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 24th October 2018, 12:36 pm
Updated Wednesday, 24th October 2018, 12:40 pm
Warren and Annabel Harrison after completing the Great South Run for Parkinsons UK NNL-181023-154905001
Warren and Annabel Harrison after completing the Great South Run for Parkinsons UK NNL-181023-154905001

Warren and Annabel Harrison from Banbury completed the 10 mile Great South Run, held in Southsea and Portsmouth, in 1:13.22 hours and 1:58.13 respectively, raising £172 for the charity.

Warren also dedicated his run to Oxford legend Sir Roger Bannister who always put his medical achievements above his famous sub 4 minute mile mark.

Sir Roger was a neurologist who ultimately suffered from neurological disease himself.

Warren and Annabel Harrison in 2016

Warren started his running career as a way to achieve the fitness required to enter the army. His military aspirations changed but the running continued, and he took part in either the Great North Run or Birmingham half marathon for eight straight years from 2008.

Warren and wife, Annabel have raised thousands of pounds for charities over the years including Diabetes UK, Cancer Research UK, British Heart Foundation and Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

For more on the running duo read: ‘Banbury runner doubles up for one last Great run.’

Warren Harrison makes his way aroound Oxford's landmarks during the 2017 half marathon NNL-170910-170831001