Sheffield Half-Marathon

compo 1compo 1 ✭✭✭
will be entering this race again  just love running sheffield    and Leeds aswell   my times are very much the same at both races


  • will be in again but first must get Nottingham out of the way image
  • compo 1compo 1 ✭✭✭

    good luck for that

    just done saddleworth 6 tonight in 41 mins

  • Completed Notts half marathon on Sunday it was my first half marathon. I am looking at Sheffield and at Silverstone> Do you reccommend any.
  • stuart

    there is Bradford 10 mile on 18th October    the route is part of a course for the new mararthon next year

    also there is liversedge half mararthon second sunday in Feb

  • Also Worksop and Clowne coming up. Both seem to be highly regarded.
  • just done  the netherthong 10k today   in 46 mins   very tough race    but fun with great support at the end
  • Got into VLM next year so won't be doing this one (why do the organisers have to put this on the same day image) but its a great run, you'll all enjoy
  • compo 1compo 1 ✭✭✭
    one of my best races at sheffield   just love the support  you get   at the turnround point        will be entering soon   as well  as Leeds       just entered Clowne   half next month
  • Unlike KPO I now CAN enter Sheffield again this year, damn that VLM ballet  image

    Still, like you say, it is a great race image

  • Sorry to hear you didn't get in Hill1, i think i only managed it this year due to the previous 5 years rejections hence having a guaranteed entry.
  • just entered this great race   along with Leeds aswell    hope to be back on form   by then

    doing Bransley 10k tommorrow

  • Whats the minimum age for the half marathon? Haven't been able to find anything about age catagories...

    Thanks image

  • I think it is 16 for half mararthon   and 18 for the full mararthon  if you do any full ones
  • says on entry form runners must be 17 or over on race day
  • well nearly right

    did Bransley 10k in 44 mins     good hilly race

  • just entered - only done Great North Run 3 times....   and a full marathon in March this year which near killed me - i swear never again .... done NOOOOO  running at all since - but need to stay fit and feel like a slob, so half marathons i think i'll be able to get back to.

    (bearing in mind when i say i've done 3 - the first i mostly walked - the second i did 50/50 walk/run and only the third one did i do without stopping - time 2 hr 06.  the marathon - totally different ball game in hlly connemara - not recommended for first timers!!!! i got around in just over 5hrs...  (about 100 behind me just..)

     You Sheffield runners.. tell me  abit about the course - is it mostly a roads/flyovers?? whats the best/worst bit of the course?  Which are the killer bits?  And soooo cruel that bit around the stadium at the end ????

  • not many hills  but great support   at the turnround area    starts and finishes in Don Valley statdium   not many killer bits
  • LS21LS21 ✭✭✭

    Little Whippet - do you know Sheffield at all? If so I can tell you the exact route, but a bit pointless if you've no idea what I'm talking about!

    It's pretty flat really though (flat for Sheff anyway) - a couple of little climbs, but overall a quickish course I think.

  • im in this again just entered after being let down by the vlm ballot and slimmingworld team image

    their loss is sheffields gain, i say image

  • Its a great half marathon, the spectators give you some fantastic support particularly coming back through the city.
  • Finally got this ( my home ) Half Marathon as my PB after 5 years of trying image.

    I shall be there as always, great event / race.

  • I've entered this one again. I missed out doing it last year due to ITB. Hopefully, this year, injury won't scupper my chances. It will be my first half so i'm looking forward to it. image (again !)

  • image Anouther year anouther VLM rejection. Afternoon all. image
  • Think I might do this one...

    Not too far from me...I can make the time limit....medal.....t-shirt......Sounds good to me....I'll just see if it clashes with anything.....

  • Still considering whether to enter or not - have done it and enjoyed it for last 2 years but have Windermere Marathon 3 weeks after this
  • Got my entry ready to post today. image

    See you there Ning. image

  • Not entered yet but aiming to do this race and it will hopefully be my wife`s half marathon debut too!
  • This was In the newsletter from the organisers that arrived in my email this morning....

    "Entries for this year’s SIG Insulations Sheffield Half Marathon are continuing to storm ahead of the 2009 event and could reach entry limit at the earliest point to date, say organisers.

    The race, one of Sheffield’s biggest sporting spectaculars, has already reached more than 3000 entries, almost 1000 ahead of the same time last year."

    If you're planning on doing this event, but haven't yet entered, it might be a good idea to get in sharpish!! image

  • I got my confirmation for this a few weeks ago.

    Ive got Leeds to do after then Edinburgh marathon on 23rd.

     Is Sheff better then Leeds for spectator support?

  • welcome to the gang david

    cant compare the support in leeds to sheffield as ive never done leeds but if we get as much as last year this is well supported

    have fun doing this and leeds

    im doing edinburgh in may too got a few halfs before this and the kilomathon as part of my training

    good luck image

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