The Run For All team can comfortably regard the Sheffield 10K as one of its top events in their popular series with over 3500 turning out yesterday (Sunday 23 September). It was just the third staging of the race, and, if the city’s warm reception is anything to go by, it looks likely to be at the Steel City for years to come.
Starting in Arundel Gate in the heart of the city, the route took runners on a journey along Charter Row and Ecclesall Road, before skirting the edges of Endcliffe Park. It continued along Riverdale Road, along Endcliffe Vale Road, close to the Botanical Gardens, then down Brocco Bank and back to a thrilling city centre finish.
Cardiff AAC’s Michael Kallenberg crossed the line first in 32:11, with Joe Sagar (32:50) and Joseph Newman-Billington (33:44) second and third. In the women’s competition, Nicole Holland took the women's title in 37:46 ahead of Elaine Livera (38:23) and Ashleigh Barron (39:30).
Many of the 3500 strong field were raising money for the event’s official charities which uncluded Roundabout, Snowdrop Project, Macmillan Cancer Support, Brain Tumour Research and Support, Sheffield Hospitals Charity, St Luke’s Hospice, Cavendish Cancer Care, Sheffield Mencap & Gateway, The Children’s Hospital Charity and the Jane Tomlinson Appeal.
Run For All's Tristan Batley-Kyle spoke of the event’s rising status: “The Sheffield 10K continues to go from strength to strength and was another great success today.”
“We are enormously grateful to everyone – runners, spectators, sponsors and not least are hard-working volunteers – who contributed to that success.”