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Music to keep Sheffield runners going

5 Aug 2014...Musicians Johnny Wood, Ryan Young,Delsena and Waiting for Go will all perform at the Bupa Great Yorkshire Run later this month, either on the course as a Band on the Run', or in the Peace Gardens after the event. Picture Scott Merrylees SM1004/87a

5 Aug 2014...Musicians Johnny Wood, Ryan Young,Delsena and Waiting for Go will all perform at the Bupa Great Yorkshire Run later this month, either on the course as a Band on the Run', or in the Peace Gardens after the event. Picture Scott Merrylees SM1004/87a

Thousands of people taking part in the Great Yorkshire Run through Sheffield will be motivated to ‘keep on running’ by musicians performing along the route.

One of the star acts at the finish line on Sunday, September 28, will be Sheffield rockabilly and swing band Carmen Ghia and the Hotrods.

Bass player Johnny Wood, from Ranmoor, took his vintage Cadillac to the Peace Gardens yesterday to promote the entertainment on offer from Sensoria Festival, which is supported by Steelwork Studios.

Graphic design lecturer Johnny, aged 47, said: “We are really looking forward to performing at the run, entertaining the crowds and giving people that last little bit of energy to finish the course.”

Crowds stopped to pose for photographs with the car yesterday.

Johnny added: “I’ve been 50 since I was eight, so it was a teenage dream of mine to buy the car - and funnily enough there is a man in Rotherham who owns one.

“It’s like a wall of smiles as you pass people, there is always a great reaction.”

Stannington singer Ryan Young, 20, will also be performing on Penistone Road.

He said: “I might do Keep on Running, a bit of Johnny Cash and Elvis.

“It’s a great idea to have music along the route.”

The run starts in the city centre, goes out along Penistone Road, and finishes at the Peace Gardens.

There will also be a Bupa Junior and Mini Great Yorkshire Run.

To take part costs £25.

n For more details, or to sign up, visit www.greatrun.org

 

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