Sheffield City 10k Charity fun run
A flat and fast 10k course around the picturesque Rother Valley Country Park. This is a 2 lap course which makes it perfect for pacing and gauging your effort. At just £16 for this timed race, which includes a medal and t-shirt for all finishers, this is a great value race you don't want to miss. The charity for this race is Action for Blind People.
Rother Valley Country Park, Mansfield Road, Sheffield, S26 5PQ
Follow brown signs from M1 Junction 31, A57 and A618
There is ample on-site parking - £5 per car
Water stations on course
A great place to run
Nice race, lovely location, could be better organised
Not the most organised start to the race, everyone was huddled under trees to hide from the rain, including spectators with umbrellas and prams, and someone was shouting some instructions that we couldn't hear as there was no megaphone or microphone. Someone did ride up on a bike and yell something about starting in the wrong direction, but didn't explain well that we had to move, and then we started from the back and were faster than a lot of people so got stuck in a tight bottle neck. Would have been good to have clear instructions from the start, a runners start area (clear of spectators and prams and dogs), and a staggered start.
The rest of the race was lovely, well marshalled with first aid people. My only other grievance was that the finish line was so muddy and slippy you had to slow down a lot to avoid falling which was disappointing.
Great venue and I would definitely do again if the start and end were more organised!!
Well marshalled throughout with first aid en route.
Start was a bit chaotic, through a tight funnel, which was hampered by spectators sheltering from rain. Runners should have had a segregated area.
There was a Race briefing but as there was no mega phone it was hard to follow, some runners were questioning the direction of the race due to poor comms.
Overall though a enjoyable experience for my first one