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Run Routes: meet “fat to fit” runner Jorge Bronze

Jorge Bronze - before and after his "fat to fit" journey

5 September 2017 Weighing in at more than 18 stone and so unfit that he got out of breath climbing the stairs, Jorge Bronze may have looked unlikely to be able to jog round the block – let alone run a full marathon. But just a few years after he decided to lose weight, get fit and take up running, ...

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Explore our Run Routes – and meet running leader Austen Puleston

Run leader Austen Puelston

29 June 2017 When he first moved to Sheffield, he admits he found running up the hills “staggeringly tough.” But now Austen Puleston is not only embracing the trails around The Outdoor City, but introducing other runners to them, as a run leader. He regularly leads runs on The Outdoor City’s new Run Routes across the city, from Bradfield and ...

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Run Routes – meet leader Laura Inglis

Laura Inglis leading a run group in Bradfield

1 June 2017 “Running is a fabulous thing to do in Sheffield – and the new Run Routes make it even better.” That’s the view of Laura Inglis, 31, a qualified running coach who will be leading sessions on the new Run Routes at various locations across the city. Laura, who lives in Crookes, organises runs at Shire Brook nature ...

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Countdown to weekend of adventure

MTB view over Sheffield resized

13 March 2017 There’s less than a week to go until Sheffield is transformed into a giant adventure playground for the second annual Outdoor City Weekender. The Weekender, a high-octane weekend of climbing, biking, running, walking and more, is set to take place across various venues from Friday March 17 to Sunday March 19, with star names including downhill mountain ...

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Road closures run down for new Sheffield 10K

Sheffield's new 10k road race - route revealed!

Thursday 27 October 2016 Thousands of runners will hit the streets of Sheffield on Sunday October 30th for the latest addition to the city’s sporting calendar. The inaugural Asda Foundation 10K gets underway at 9.30am and is expected to bring a major boost for local charities. The organisers, Run For All, working in partnership with Sheffield City Council, are now ...

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Runners take their marks for the all-new Asda Foundation Sheffield 10K

Runners in Sheffield - The Outdoor City

Thursday 27 October 2016 The countdown is on for thousands of big-hearted runners who are getting ready to take on the much-anticipated new Asda Foundation Sheffield 10K. The event, which takes place on Sunday 30th October, is set to generate a major boost for local charities. The new run starts in Arundel Gate, in the heart of the city, and ...

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Best foot forward for new Asda Foundation Sheffield 10K

Cllr Mary Lea and Run For All with official sponsor ASDA and partner charities of the new Sheffield 10k race

Tuesday 6 September 2016 The countdown is on for thousands of big-hearted runners who are getting ready to take on the much-anticipated new Asda Foundation Sheffield 10K. The event, which takes place on Sunday 30 October, is set to generate a major boost for local charities – who were at Sheffield Winter Gardens today to celebrate the new event. Entries ...

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The Round Sheffield Run in all its glory

Kandoo Events (update)

Tuesday 26 July Sheffield running event’s company Kandoo Events, has released a video capturing last month’s Round Sheffield Run . Cllr Leigh Bramall, Deputy Leader of Sheffield City Council and Cabinet Member for Business and Economy said: “If ever anyone doubted Sheffield’s credentials as The Outdoor City then I’d urge them to watch this video! It captures the passion for ...

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Route unveiled for much-anticipated new Asda Foundation Sheffield 10K

Sheffield's new 10k road race - route revealed!

The route of a major new road race for Sheffield can today be revealed. The Asda Foundation Sheffield 10K – which takes place on Sunday 30 October – will start in Arundel Gate in the heart of the city and take runners on a journey along Charter Row and along Ecclesall Road, before skirting the edges of pretty Endcliffe Park. ...

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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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The Outdoor City secures over £100,000 for major run route project

Image: Runner takes in the dizzy heights of Sheffield; The Outdoor City by Duncan Philpott

Sheffield is to benefit from one of the largest installations of running routes in England thanks to a new city-wide partnership which has secured over £100,000 of funding from England Athletics. The first phase of this trailblazing project will be completed next month (April), with eleven new run routes (ranging from 1km to 10km in length – a total of ...

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How on earth will they get up that hill?

canva - hill

At today’s Yorkshire Half Marathon launch we asked people what they thought would help our 2016 runners get up that hill… We spoke to Cllr Neale Gibson, Deputy Lord Mayor Denise Fox, Representatives from Run for All and the participating charities and the one and only ‘Man with the Pram’ John Burkhill. And their suggestions… stamina, determination? hmm not quite!

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