Despite wet underfoot conditions at Endcliffe Park, more than 500 runners took part in the fourth instalment of the Sheffield Tententen on Sunday. The 10k was supplemented by the 2.5k Fun Run, which saw 100 enthusiastic youngsters set an energetic tone for the day.
Doug Banks from race organisers Kandoo Events told northernrunningguide.com: "We had a great day on Sunday and runners have told us they are now fair weather converts! There were many happy smiles at the end as people received their top quality finishers' medal which included a bottle opener so everyone could enjoy a cold one later on."
Moving from the park, the scenic two-lap course saw runners tackle mud, grass, forest trails and tarmac paths over the 10k route. The race saw Will Mycroft take top spot in 35:19, while Christine Howard was first in the female competition in 43:54. Michael Hatton was the mid-point competitor in 53:49, with the last runner coming home in 1:03:25.
Even with the slightly slippy conditions, first aiders didn't have to deal with a single incident report, organisers praising the way runners dealt with the challenges of the course.
Doug feels the event can expect a great turnout in 2014: "We would love to see the same friendly crowd back next year for the TTT 5th birthday. I think we've proven today that come rain or shine, the event is always a great one."
Full results of the Sheffield Tententen are available here.