The inaugural Round Sheffield Run took place on Sunday (29 June) with almost 500 participants taking part in the creative multi-stage trail race. The much-anticipated event took runners through some of the most attractive trails in Sheffield, linking unspoilt parkland and green spaces.
The race was made up of 11 stages each with their own character and recovery stages in-between so runners could regroup with their friends and fellow participants to dissect and discuss the stage just gone. Sophisticated timing equipment meant each stage was recorded, and competitors given a result for each stage in addition to an overall time.
With each stage broken down, the event allowed for a more all-inclusive field, with many of the field experiencing their first trail run. After 11 challenging stages everyone was welcomed back to Endcliffe Park by cheering crowds and were rewarded with a BBQ and beer tent.
All finishers received a custom-made medal described as one as 'the size of a manhole cover'. Feedback from the race has been extremely positive, with one competitor, Hannah, commenting: “Fantastic event, it was so well organised and a great atmosphere both around the course and at the finish.”
More information is available at the Round Sheffield Run website.