Endcliffe Park once again played host to one of the top racing events in South Yorkshire with almost 1,000 runners taking part in Sunday’s (18 October) Sheffield TenTenTen. The race saw Sheffield RC’s Helen Mort lead the female field home and set a new course record in the process, while William Mycroft secured top place in the men’s competition.
The first event took place on 10 October 2010 and the name - TenTenTen - has stuck ever since. A scenic two-lap course, the route has been devised to give competitors an experience of a multi-terrain format with the 10k taking in parkland, winding tree covered paths and trails.
Mort, who has enjoyed a fruitful season so far and has posted a series of impressive times at the local parkruns, finished in 39:42, with her closest competitor, Kate Morris, some three minutes behind in 42:23.
William Mycroft, who had taken first position at the adidas Silverstone Half Marathon earlier this year, put in a fine performance to finish in 33:51. But for a stumble over the last km, Mycroft looked likely to set a new course record. The 24-year-old finished almost a minute ahead of second place Iratiz Arrospide (34:36), with Joe Sweetnam-Powell in third (34:50). The midpoint competitor was Danielle Coleman in 57:37, while the last runner crossed the line in 1:44:30.
As part of this year’s race, organisers are taking donations in return for free photos. The money raised goes towards Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity. More information is available here.