Outnumbered actor and comedian Hugh Dennis was bitterly disappointed that an ankle injury prevented him from being able to raise money for a dementia charity. Dennis had been due to lead the 1,800-strong Alzheimer's Society team in the Great South Run in Portsmouth on October 23rd, but was forced to watch on from the sidelines as TV's Dr Hilary Jones stepped in. Joined by celebrity fitness trainer Dee Thresher and former footballer Lawrie McMenemy, Jones completed the ten-mile course inside the one hour 40 minute target. Dennis, who ran last year for the Alzheimer's Society, said he had been looking forward to doing his part to help fight dementia. "I also really enjoy running and this is a great course - mainly because it's flat! Watching everyone warm up at the start line is very frustrating," he explained. A man with multiple sclerosis recently completed a one-mile swim to raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
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