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Phil the bin run Yorkshire Half Marathon

Phil the Bin getting ready for the Plusnet Yorkshire Half Marathon

7 April 2016 Running over 13 miles is a challenge enough for most, but a member of the Streets Ahead team will be running this weekend’s Plusnet Yorkshire Half Marathon dressed as the Clean Sheffield anti-litter mascot, Phil the Bin. Ken Rowe, 63, a Highways Supervisor for Streets Ahead, has run every single marathon and half marathon in the city ...

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Run through inner-city green pockets and urban wilderness in The Outdoor City

Doug Banks

An interview with Doug Banks, founder of Kandoo Events, on how his running hobby turned into a successful outdoor events business in Sheffield.  I got into running whilst at school in Brussels. Our coach David McCreanney was a former professional runner with a real passion for passing on his knowledge to his students, so he really inspired us to take ...

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Fine Art Inspired Cycle Kit in The Outdoor City

James Clarkson and David McLeavy

An interview with James Clarkson, cofounder of Curbar Cycling, on how he and David McLeavy apply their love of fine art to design cycling clothing. It was roughly eight years ago that David and I met at Sheffield Hallam arts school. Three years ago, I bought a road bike and David helped me get into road cycling, showing me some ...

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Search starts for next year’s Special Olympics volunteers

Sheffield football legends Tony Currie and David Hirst with Special Olympic Games athletes Niall Guite and Alex Thompson with the Lord Mayor, Cllr Talib Hussain

5 April 2016 Sheffield is proud to be hosting the Special Olympics GB National Summer Games in 2017. Today starts the search for 900 volunteers to help make The Games a success and Sheffield’s sporting legends, Special Olympics athletes and the Lord Mayor are amongst those calling for people to come forward. The National Summer Games will run from 7 August 2017 ...

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Streets Ahead recognised at Several Engineering Awards for bridge works

1 April 2016 The Streets Ahead team has been recognised at a string of awards ceremonies for the bridge strengthening works that have been carried out on two Sheffield bridges over the past year. The structures team was awarded two commendations in this year’s Institution of Civil Engineering (ICE) Yorkshire and Humber Awards – the first in the Smeaton Award ...

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