Runners looking to take part in the first ever Plusnet Yorkshire Half Marathon-Sheffield next year can expect a ‘super new scenic route’ as details of the course were revealed at this week’s launch. The event, recently added to the Jane Tomlinson Run For All series, will be coordinated in partnership with Sheffield City Council.
Organised for Sunday 12 April, the half marathon will take runners from the city centre and along Ecclesall Road before taking a right turn up towards Ringinglow. The course moves on to country roads to the famous Norfolk Arms, where the route takes a left turn and offers superb views of the city of Sheffield and the Peak District. The course then heads downhill to the outskirts of Dore, back to Ecclesall Road and on to the grand finish at the Town Hall.
The race will incorporate an exciting triple challenge, giving entrants a chance to be crowned 'King of the Hill' in a timed hill climb, triumph in a 10K sprint section and cross the finish line first to lift the Plusnet Yorkshire Half Marathon - Sheffield title. In addition to the 13.1 mile event, the weekend of festivities will include an Arena Group Sheffield Mini and Junior Run.
Sara Birkinshaw, of Run For All, said: "We are really looking forward to bringing this new event to Sheffield next spring in partnership with the City Council. With its triple challenge, scenic route and city centre start and finish, we are sure we can create a colourful event with a great atmosphere and one of which Sheffield can be proud."
Entries are now being taken for the event. For more information, visit the official website here.