Wave 105’s Big Drive Home presenter, Rick Jackson, and commercial director, Jon Brooks, are taking on the Great South Run in Portsmouth, this Sunday.

Attracting 25,000 runners each year, the Great South Run takes place on Sunday 23 October, starting at Southsea, Portsmouth. The 10 mile course sees runners, make their way through the iconic sights of Southsea and Portsmouth, including the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, the Spinnaker Tower, before finishing on the seafront, with the picturesque views of the Isle of Wight in the background.

As the official radio partner, the Wave 105 street team will be on hand to cheer all who are participating in the various races over the day, along with the Wave 105 Hop On Inn bus. Presenter, Andy Jackson, will be updating listeners from the course throughout the day on Facebook live and live on air.

David Hart, communications director at the Great Run Company, said: “This year is the 26th staging of the event in the city and it has become a real festival of sport, with 25,000 people taking part for fun, fitness and fundraising across the weekend, which also features the Great South Run 5k and the Junior and Mini Great South Run.

“We wish Rick and Jon the very best of luck in taking on their 10-mile challenge. See you on the start line!”

Wave 105’s commercial director, Jon Brooks, said: “Over the years various presenters have taken part in the Great South Run and it’s always a great day out!”