22 Jun

Trail Runs At Cliffhanger

Sheffield Cliffhanger Festival

Organisers of one of the UK's biggest outdoor events, Sheffield's Cliffhanger Festival, have added two trail runs to this year's programme. The runs have been introduced after the event moved venues from Millhouses to the 200 acre Graves Park - Sheffield's largest open space.

Scheduled for Sunday 7 July, the 5k and 10k trail races take in a lap of the arena and wind through parkland and woods before heading back to the arena to finish. The 10k is the same as the 5k for the first lap but offers some more challenging hills on the second loop. The course is around a 50:50 split between tarmac paths and dirt tracks.

On the introduction of the trail runs, event co-organiser Matt Heason commented: "The Peak District is home to some of the country's best trail and fell runners and iconic races like the Edale Skyline. If you're tired of the treadmill or bored of pounding the pavements, try off-road running with our brand new trail run taking in the beautiful woodland surrounding Graves Park."

In addition to the 5k and 10k events, Dave Taylor will be hosting a series of free fell running workshops. Dave will be giving expert advice on footwear, equipment and techniques on uphill and downhill running. There is a maximum of 8 people per session, so interested runners are encouraged to email Fell Running Guide directly.

Both races are priced at a very reasonable £10. To register, visit the event website.