The 7th edition of the Sheffield TenTenTen drew in one of the largest fields in the event’s history with close to 1000 runners making their way to Endcliffe Park on Sunday (9 October). As ever, the event, which also included a fun run for younger runners, received considerable support from the local community who were on hand to encourage competitors throughout the multi-terrain course.
The first event took place on 10 October 2010 and the name - TenTenTen - has stuck ever since. It was a scenic two-lap course, the route having been devised to give competitors an experience of a multi-terrain format with the 10k taking in parkland, winding tree covered paths and trails.
Sunday’s field was treated to bright autumnal weather and welcomed a new champion in Blackburn Harriers’ Chris Arthur, who crossed the line first in 34:05. Steve Franklin (35:22) and Brogan McCawley (35:50) finished in second and third respectively.
In the women’s competition, Steel City Striders’ Caroline Brock was the comprehensive winner in 42:14, more than a minute ahead of Kate Morris (43:21), with Caroline Richardson (45:00) rounding off the top trio of female performers. Claire Barker was the midpoint runner in 60:56, while the last competitor came home in just over two hours.
As with last year, the race offered competitors free photos and raised funds for local charity Weston Park Hospital Cancer Hospital. Full results are available here.