Get moving to join first historic run

THE countdown is on for a brand new Sheffield parkrun in a location steeped in history.' Some of the team organising the Manor and Castle parkrun.'Sheffield Castle parkrun is one of a number of similar events organised to celebrate the launch of the Move More, Do Something programme, which aims to change the way we approach physical activity in Sheffield, making it easier for people and communities to move a little bit more each day if they want to.

THE countdown is on for a brand new Sheffield parkrun in a location steeped in history.' Some of the team organising the Manor and Castle parkrun.'Sheffield Castle parkrun is one of a number of similar events organised to celebrate the launch of the Move More, Do Something programme, which aims to change the way we approach physical activity in Sheffield, making it easier for people and communities to move a little bit more each day if they want to.

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Runners will race around a historic Sheffield site this weekend as part of a new campaign encouraging people to ‘move more’.

The first Sheffield Castle park run takes place at Manor Fields Park off City Road tomorrow.

Free park runs across the city form part of the Move More, Do Something programme, which aims to transform the way people exercise.

Diane Cairns, development manager of The Manor and Castle Development Trust, is leading a team of volunteers to organise the Sheffield Castle park run.

She said: “We are urging people in the area to get involved in this fun event, aimed at encouraging healthy lifestyle, and to show why we have such a strong sporting reputation for participation. We are inviting people of all ages and levels of fitness to come along and walk, jog or run the track around Manor Fields Park and have some fun at the same time.”

Move More, Do Something, was created after Sheffield was awarded the Olympic Legacy programme with the National Centre of Sport and Exercise Medicine to improve the health of the city.

One man who lost over seven stone to ease his arthritis is using his running skills to help visually-impaired people enjoy exercise in the drive.

Jamie Sims, 36, from Gleadless Town End, will be guiding partially sighted people at the Move More 5k park run at Hillsborough Park on Saturday.

Others are in Graves Park and Concord Park.

Jamie, who dropped from 21 stone after taking up running, said: “Anyone can get into exercise.”

The runs start at 9am.

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