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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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Project brings rare black poplar tree back to Sheffield

Black Poplar tree on the Shire Brook

21 August 2017 A project is underway to bring one of the UK’s rarest native trees back to Sheffield. The black poplar is a declining species and, according to the Forestry Commission, is the country’s most endangered timber tree. There are fewer than 1,000 mature trees in the wild, in the UK, and they are most prevalent in areas such ...

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Are you doing your bit to promote cycling in Sheffield?

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17 August 2017 Sheffield employers and employees are being asked to sign up to ‘Love to Ride – Cycle September’. The programme aims to engage at least 100 local workplaces and over 1,000 individuals in a friendly prize-winning competition to ride the most miles in September. Recent data shows 62 companies in South Yorkshire have signed up to ‘Love to ...

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Under The Trees Woodcraft wins National Lottery Support

Under the Trees Woodcraft Group

1 August 2017 Press release from Heritage Lottery Fund and Under the Trees Woodcraft Group Under the Trees Woodcraft has received £9,900 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting project to help teach ancient woodland heritage with hand tools and green woodwork crafts. The project will be based in Ecclesall Woods, and has been made possible by money ...

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Improvement programme well underway at city’s largest park

Councillor Mary Lea with members of the Friends of Woodseats Playground and their children

14 July 2017 Home to a large lake, sports pitches, a rose garden, play areas, an animal farm and even its own herd of Highland cattle, Graves Park has been a joy for Sheffielders for almost a century. And now, improvements are well underway at Graves, Sheffield’s largest park, following the sale of a derelict cottage on the edge of ...

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Marchant to join Skinner at HSBC UK City Ride Sheffield

Katy Marchant - Great Britain Cycling Team Portraits

11 July 2016 Yorkshire-born Olympic bronze medallist Katy Marchant will be in attendance at this Sunday’s HSBC UK City Ride Sheffield, British Cycling has confirmed. Marchant, who won bronze in the individual sprint in Rio last summer, will join men’s team sprint champion Callum Skinner for this weekend’s event. Both riders will take part in a variety of activities on ...

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Adventure book festival returns for second year

Local business Cotic Bikes is exhibiting in the Central Library foyer

6 July 2017 Sheffield’s adventurers, literary lovers and family thrill seekers are in for a treat as The Outdoor City Adventure Book Festival returns for its second year. Between Monday 10 July and Saturday 15 July at the Central Library, there will be a host of author talks, creative workshops, exhibitions and family activities. Most events are free and cover ...

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Final countdown to weekend of adventure

British Bouldering Championships at Cliffhanger 2016

6 July 2017 With live music, refreshments and fun for all the family, this year’s Cliffhanger festival is set to get underway tomorrow evening (Friday 7 July), from 5pm in Devonshire Green. Cliffhanger, sponsored by the Sheffield BID (Business Improvement District) and billed as Sheffield’s inner city festival dedicated to celebrating the outdoors, will be held across locations including the ...

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Walking for Purpose scheme to take next steps

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3 July 2017 “It’s given me some confidence that there are things that I can do, that I can do it, and that there are opportunities out there.” That’s the view of a participant in the “Walking for Purpose” project, which after a successful pilot scheme in Hillsborough is now set to be rolled out across Sheffield. Sheffield City Council ...

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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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British Bouldering Championships to be centre stage in weekend of adventure

British Bouldering Championships at Cliffhanger 2016

28 June 2017 It attracts the best of the best – and this year the BMC British Bouldering Championships will return to centre stage at this year’s Cliffhanger festival in Sheffield city centre. Cliffhanger, sponsored by the Sheffield BID (Business Improvement District) and billed as Sheffield’s inner city festival dedicated to celebrating the outdoors, is set to be held at ...

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City-wide investment in tennis adds to ace summer of sport

Councillor Mary Lea and Jeff Hunter, managing director of Parks Tennis, at the revamped courts in Hillsborough Park

27 June 2017 Tennis courts across Sheffield have been revamped for all to play on, thanks to investment from the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) and Parks Tennis. In what is the biggest investment in tennis in parks for any city in the country, courts at nine sites have been created, or else brought back into use after becoming, in many ...

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More than 8,600 trees planted by community forestry team

The Lord Mayor, Councillor Denise Fox, plants trees in Darnall with help from volunteers

19 June 2017 Volunteers donated their time over the last tree planting season to help Sheffield City Council’s community forestry team plant more than 8,600 trees in 40 locations. In the 2016-17 planting season, which ran from October 2016 to March 2017, a total of 8,658 trees were planted, including heavy standards, whips, and fruit trees. The community forestry team ...

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Route confirmed for City Ride in Sheffield

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15 June 2017 British Cycling and HSBC UK have confirmed the route for the HSBC UK City Ride, to take place in Sheffield on Sunday 16 July. Starting at Endcliffe Park, participants will make their way into the heart of the city centre, passing the Town Hall and Winter Garden, before heading towards Sheffield United’s Bramall Lane ground. The 8km ...

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