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Race Listing for South Yorkshire

Date Event Location Results
16 Apr 2019 Scholes Coppice RaceThe Plough Wingfield, Rotherham
21 Sep 2019 12.12 Trail RaceWhirlow Hall Farm, SheffieldResults
21 Sep 2019 Dig Deep Trail Ultra 60Whirlow Hall Farm, SheffieldResults
21 Sep 2019 Dig Deep Trail Ultra 30Whirlow Hall Farm, SheffieldResults
09 Nov 2019 Gunpowder Gauntlet Colour RunSheffield & Tinsley Canal Towpath, Sheffield
16 Nov 2019 Rother Valley Running Festival Half Marathon, Marathon & UltraWatersports & Activity Centre, Wales Bar, SheffieldResults
17 Nov 2019 Rother Valley Running Festival 10K & 5KWatersports & Activity Centre, Wales Bar, SheffieldResults
01 Dec 2019 Percy Pud 10KLoxley Road, SheffieldResults
08 Dec 2019 The Great Sprout Scuttle 5K & 10KThe National Horse Racing College, DoncasterResults
08 Dec 2019 Turbary Tinsel 10K & Family Fun RunEpworth Showground, EpworthResults
14 Dec 2019 Silkstone Shuffle Series 4.5 December RaceSilkstone Sports Pavilion, BarnsleyResults
15 Dec 2019 Santa's SpecialKimberworth, Rotherham
21 Dec 2019 Sheffield Santa 10K & 5K Fun Run & WalkMeadowhall, Sheffield
29 Dec 2019 Amble's RevengeWaggon & Horses, OxspringResults
12 Jan 2020 Langsett LoopLangsett Barn Car Park, SheffieldResults
16 Feb 2020 Wombwell 5 MileWombwell, BarnsleyResults
01 Mar 2020 Norton 9Norton, DoncasterResults
14 Mar 2020 Silkstone Shuffle Series 4.5 March RaceSilkstone Sports Pavillion, BarnsleyResults
14 Mar 2020 St Paddys Day Purgatory 5K & 10KMeadowhall, Sheffield
30 Mar 2020 Trunce Series March RacePlaying Fields, Oxspring Parish Sport and Community Centre, Sheffield
01 Apr 2020 Spencers Arms Dash AprilSpencers Arms, Barugh Green, Barnsley
15 Apr 2020 Higham Hurtle AprilHigham Recreation Ground, Barnsley
20 Apr 2020 Trunce Series April RaceWaggon and Horses pub, Sheffield Road, Sheffield
25 Apr 2020 Challenge4Charity Peak District 50 MilesKing Edward VII (Lower) School, Sheffield
26 Apr 2020 Run For Wildlife Spring 5KYorkshire Wildlife Park, Doncaster
03 May 2020 Head Start 5K & 10KRother Valley Country Park, Sheffield
06 May 2020 Cannon Hall DashCannon Hall, Bark House Lane, Cawthorne, Barnsley
06 May 2020 Spencers Arms Dash MaySpencers Arms, Barugh Green, Barnsley
09 May 2020 Derwent Dambuster 10 Derwent Valley, Sheffield
10 May 2020 Roche Abbey Trail Running FestivalRoche Abbey, Maltby
11 May 2020 Trunce Series May RaceOxspring Playing Fields, Waggon and Horses Pub, Sheffield Road, Sheffield
13 May 2020 Langsett Loop Midweek RaceLangsett Barn, Stocksbridge, Sheffield
17 May 2020 Rotherham 10K & Fun RunClifton Park, Rotherham
20 May 2020 Askern 10KAskern, Doncaster
01 Jun 2020 Trunce Series June Race 1Oxspring Playing Fields, Sheffield
03 Jun 2020 Spencers Arms Dash JuneSpencers Arms, Barugh Green, Barnsley
10 Jun 2020 Sandall Beat 10K & 1 Mile Fun RunDoncaster RFC, Castle Park, Armthorpe Road, Doncaster
13 Jun 2020 Ladybower Trail MarathonLadybower Reservoir, Hope Valley, Sheffield
13 Jun 2020 Silkstone Shuffle Series 4.5 June RaceSilkstone Sports Pavilion, Barnsley
17 Jun 2020 Wortley Wobble 5 Mile & 10 MileWortley RUFC, Finkle Street Lane, Sheffield
20 Jun 2020 Sheffield Superhero Sprint 5K & 10KSheffield Tinsley Canal Towpath, Sheffield
20 Jun 2020 Three Lakes Classic 15Rother Valley Country Park,, Rotherham
22 Jun 2020 Trunce Series June Race 2Oxspring Playing Fields, Sheffield
28 Jun 2020 Round Sheffield RunEndcliffe Park, Sheffield
28 Jun 2020 Penistone 10KPenistone Church Football Club, Penistone
01 Jul 2020 Spencers Arms Dash JulySpencers Arms, Barugh Green, Barnsley
15 Jul 2020 Doncaster Vets 5KHigh Street, Doncaster
19 Jul 2020 Round Donny RunSchool For The Deaf, Doncaster
03 Aug 2020 Trunce Series August Race 1Playing Fields, Oxspring Parish Sport and Community Centre, Sheffield
05 Aug 2020 Spencers Arms Dash AugustSpencers Arms, Barugh Green, Barnsley
09 Aug 2020 Askern 10 Mile Road RaceAskern, Doncaster
15 Aug 2020 Catch The Train Trail RaceAbbeydale Miniature Railway, Sheffield
18 Aug 2020 Highwood HobbleHighwood Farm, Barnsley
24 Aug 2020 Trunce Series August Race 2Playing Fields, Oxspring Parish Sport and Community Centre, Sheffield
26 Aug 2020 Higham Hurtle AugustHigham Recreation Ground, Barnsley
05 Sep 2020 Longshaw Sheepdog Fell RaceLongshaw Lodge, Sheffield
27 Sep 2020 Asda Foundation Sheffield Half MarathonArundel Gate, Sheffield
27 Sep 2020 Asda Foundation Sheffield 10KCity Centre, Sheffield
03 Oct 2020 Langsett Trail RacesLangsett Barn, Stocksbridge, Sheffield
04 Oct 2020 Cusworth 10KCusworth Hall, Doncaster
10 Oct 2020 Rowbothams Round Rotherham 50 Mile Trail Race & RelayWath upon Dearne,, Rotherham
11 Oct 2020 TEN TEN TEN Sheffield 10K & 2.5K Fun RunEndcliffe Park, Sheffield
11 Oct 2020 Old Colliery Canter EveningRabbit Ings Country Park, Lund Hill Lane, Royston, Barnsley
11 Oct 2020 Old Colliery CanterRabbit Ings Country Park, Lund Hill Lane, Royston, Barnsley
11 Oct 2020 Run for Wildlife Autumn 5KYorkshire Wildlife Park, Doncaster
11 Oct 2020 Sheffield City 10KRother Valley Country Park, Sheffield
14 Jul 2021 Doncaster Town Centre 5KHigh Street, Doncaster

About the area

Yorkshire Half

The metropolitan boroughs of Sheffield, Doncaster, Rotherham and Barnsley are well known for their industrial heritage but also have a long history of competitive athletics. This is still evident in the 21st century as the region's biggest city, Sheffield, is home to City of Sheffield AC where Olympian Jessica Ennis-Hill started her career.

Nestled at the foot of the Pennines, Sheffield is also the base of the Steel City Striders. We speak to Strider Mick Wall, who explains why the club pride itself on being the 'friendliest in Sheffield'. Mick also informs us that the city's abundance of hills is the secret to it producing so many top class runners.

The Steel City Striders organise one of the region's seasonal favourites, Percy Pud 10K, in December. Another popular race is the Plusnet Yorkshire Half Marathon, which attracted close to 6,000 runners for its second staging this year. Less gruelling distances include the Barnsley 10K in November and the Doncaster Town Centre 5K in July.

It's not all about competition, though. For a less formal group running environment, Karen Gregory gives us an insight into life at her group Donny Divas. She tells us how she got her colleagues at Doncaster College to believe in themselves and why being a Diva isn't reserved just to women. For the latest running apparel and equipment, the region is well served with four running stores in Sheffield ' Accelerate, Front Runner, Metres to Miles, and Up & Running.

Image: Runners line up at the start of the Plusnet Yorkshire Half Marathon (courtesy Run For All)

Running clubs In South Yorkshire

There are many well established running clubs in South Yorkshire. They create a network of which lets anyone who wants to run fairly seriously, join liked-minded people for training and race competition.

Being part of a club is a great way of motivating yourself and improving your performance. Clubs will usually meet twice a week, often for programmed sessions, and there can be opportunities for other organised runs. It's also a great way to make friends and to get involved in social activities.

Clubs come in various shapes and sizes - some focus exclusively on road and trail running others have junior sections and take part in a range of track and field events. Hill running is a big part of some clubs while some others can be more focused on speed over flat terrain.

When was the club formed?
In 1982 at the time of the first Sheffield Marathon.

Where and when do you meet up?
We run sessions all over Sheffield throughout the week that are led by fully qualified and experienced England Athletics run leaders and coaches. Members also hold impromptu training sessions at weekends, usually organised through our Facebook page.
 
On Monday evenings we have multiple groups running various paces/distances round Heeley. Then on Tuesdays we have a single group daytime session of 8 to 10 miles round Millhouses. In the evenings we have an urban speed session, also in Milllhouses. On Wednesday evenings we have multiple groups running various paces/distances round Hillsborough and also Graves. And on Thursdays we hold a track session at Woodburn Road Stadium.

How many members are there?
We currently have 430 members and are delighted that our female contingent just keeps growing and growing!

The club is billed as ‘the friendliest running club in Sheffield’, do you welcome all ages and abilities?
We welcome anyone aged 16+ and our main training nights are geared to people who can run 6 miles and upwards.  At Heeley and Hillsborough we always have a group that only goes 6 miles in around 65/70 minutes so that newcomers are not put off by longer and faster runs. We also regularly run 5k to 10k courses helping people bridge the gap between parkrun and 10k so that people can then join our main training nights.  These have been very successful and lots of current members came through that programme.

Do you organise your own events?
Yes, several! The 7.1 mile Salt Cellar fell race is held in August and is set against the stunning backdrop of the Derwent and Ladybower reservoirs in the Peak District. We also organise the Percy Pud, South Yorkshire’s most popular 10k each year, which takes place on the first Sunday in December. The event has grown in popularity from the first race in 1993 when 600 finished the race to recent years when the entry has had to be limited to around 2,200. Such is the demand for numbers that in each of the last 10 years the race has sold out ahead of time. The 2013 race was no exception, as the race limit was reached within two weeks of the entries opening, in 2014 this was 36 hours and in 2015 it took just two hours to sell 2,200 entries.

Why is it so popular?
Traditionally each finisher in the race receives a Christmas pudding for their efforts. Food and seasonal music are provided after the race. Of course, the route is not bad either. For many, the Percy Pud signals the start of Christmas.

Is there a strong social element to the club?
We have a flourishing social scene. We organise curry runs, we’ve had board game nights, trips to greyhound racing, coach trips to out of town races and Christmas do’s to name just a few. There is also talk of a Striders Superstars coming this summer in homage to the BBC programme of the ‘70s and ‘80s.

What’s Sheffield like for running?
We have some fantastic routes – many on our doorstep.  New runners can often see the hills created by the valleys as off-putting, but they really do make you stronger. Once you’ve run around Sheffield for a while you get used to them, then when you go out of town racing to a flat course you can really fly.

Find out more about Steel City Striders.

Running groups in South Yorkshire

There are numerous informal running groups across South Yorkshire - some are based at running stores, others at health and fitness clubs, while a few are just groups of workplace or college friends. If you’d like to list your group please get in touch with us here.

Donnys Divas

Organised in a more formal way but still providing a relaxed introduction to running is Run England. The project is really blossoming around the country and is well represented in South Yorkshire.

See list below but also check out www.runengland.org to find out about new venues, up-to-date meeting times and contact details.

Donny Divas founder and run leader Karen Gregory tells runABC North why, despite the name, anyone can be a Diva…

When Karen first started running on her lunch breaks at Doncaster College, where she lectures, her colleagues started casting envious glances her way: “Some would simply say, ‘What are you doing?’ but others would shout ‘I wish I could run!’ And I’d tell them that anyone can run. I decided to set up Donny Divas so they could do just that.”

Though the group was originally started for college workers, it’s grown to include members from outside the college. “They’re not all from work! We have Ali who’s 13-years-old and the daughter of one of the technicians at the college and there’s also Rob who’s the partner of a lecturer.”

When asked how Rob felt as a man being classed as a ‘Diva’, Karen explains why you needn’t be female to become a member. “We needed a name and at the time of forming we were all women. I thought Donny Divas had a nice ring to it and, you know what? If you’re male or female it doesn’t matter. You can still be a Diva! We have two or three men who run with us so you definitely won’t feel out of place as a man.”

With a young teenage member, it’s clear that the group also has an inclusive approach when it comes to age. “The age range at the group is quite wide. The youngest is 13 and the oldest is about 60.”

Karen thinks running acts as a great leveller, regardless of age, occupation, or gender. “Everyone’s equal when they’re running, which I love. So you’ll have a lecturer, a teaching assistant and a cleaner all running together. It allows you to meet people you maybe wouldn’t normally meet.”

Many of the group’s members go on to run in races but Karen stresses it’s entirely up to the individual: “The goal initially is to be able to run for three miles. Everyone’s different though. Some go on to enter half marathons others never do a race. I don’t put pressure on anyone.”

A group of Donny Divas took part in the Great North Run last year, raising £7000 for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice. For one member, it looked like his chances of completing the race were all but gone after suffering a serious injury prior to the event. “Rob broke his legs three weeks before the race. But because he’d put in the training we thought he should still do it. So we pushed him for 12 miles then he walked for the last one.”

So what about the social side of the group? “We’re definitely very sociable. We’ll do sessions where some people will drop off after three miles, some after six and others after ten. After you drop off you’ll go for a coffee. So it just means the earlier you drop off the longer you stay having a coffee. Some people aren’t able to socialise outside of running due to schedules. But it’s important to realise that running itself is a social activity. You inevitably get chatting to others when running.”

If you’re interested in getting social with Donny Divas, Karen holds beginner sessions on Tuesday evenings and more advanced sessions on Wednesday evenings. For more information, search for Donny Divas on runengland.info

Services for runners in South Yorkshire

Focus on Holywell Healthcare

Holywell HealthcareWhen speaking with Holywell Healthcare’s sports message therapist John Freeman, it is clear that the clinic provides a fully integrated approach to treatment. The team, located at the Accelerate store in Sheffield, aim to address the symptoms and cause of an individuals problem, while also looking to prevent a reoccurrence of the injury.

One of the most frustrating stages in any runner’s career is, of course, taking an enforced break due to injury. While this can disrupt momentum, Holywell Healthcare aims to provide a thorough rehabilitation, as John explains: “Remember injury time is a great moment to work on our body’s weaknesses.This way you can return stronger for longer.”

On top of providing podiatry, sports massage and soft tissue treatment, Active Health’s fully integrated approach includes Pilates sessions, orthotic prescriptions, and advice for anyone looking to make the transition into minimalist or barefoot running. To improve fitness levels, heart rate and lactate testing is also available.

Holywell Healthcare,
3 Baker Street,
Attercliffe,
Sheffield,
S9 3RD

T: 01246 273848
holywellhealth.co.uk

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