Baker Goes For Broke
Eleanor Baker broke the female course record by four seconds at the weekend's Sheffield 10K...
Thousands of fun-runners, fundraisers and club runners crossed the finish line at the 2023 Sheffield 10K on Sunday (24 September). Set in the heart of South Yorkshire’s famous Steel City, the 10K route took runners out of the city centre and into the surrounding area before returning to town for a big city centre finish.
As part of the event, runners had been encouraged to fundraise for their own charity of choice or one of the event’s partner charities. This year’s partner charities include; the Jane Tomlinson Appeal, Cavendish Cancer Care, Paces, Sheffield Futures, St Luke’s Sheffield Hospice, Snowdrop Project, Roundabout and the Children’s Hospital Charity.
The day saw all corners of the city come out to show their support, from running clubs, spectators, volunteers, schools and universities. The Sheffield 10K is a true representation of the incredible communities in and around the city of Sheffield.
Eleanor Baker was the first female across the finish line in 35.35 which was a new course record by four seconds! She was followed by Jennifer Cartmell who clocked 38.19 for second spot and Anina Atkinson who took third in 40.47. It was a tight finish for the men with just two seconds separating Hallamshire Harriers club mates. The first male across the finish line was Alexander Smith in a time of 32.09. John Birch took second place in 32.11 with Thomas Shaw in third in 32.51.
The Arena Group Sheffield Mini and Junior runs also took place earlier in the morning. Families and friends of all abilities came together for a morning of sport and fun, choosing to run either the 1.6K course or 2.4K junior course.
Tristan Batley-Kyle of Run For All, said: “Congratulations to everyone that took part in this year's Sheffield 10K and Arena Group Sheffield Mini and Junior events. A fabulous day and an amazing atmosphere, it was great to see Sheffield brimming with so many participants and supporters.
“The enthusiasm and support from everyone involved, from the participants themselves to the many spectators, sponsors, partners and volunteers, all ensured the day was a fantastic success.”
Entries are now open for the brand new ‘Sheffield Duo’ Season Ticket. The Sheffield Duo Season Ticket will allow participants to secure discounted entries into next year’s Sheffield 10K, taking place on Sunday 29 September and the Sheffield Half Marathon taking place on Sunday 7 April. The season ticket is discounted until midnight on Thursday 28 September.
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