Popular Half Marathon raises entry limit

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THOUSANDS of extra feet will be pounding the streets of Sheffield after the organisers of the city’s Half Marathon increased the entry limit.

The 13-mile race has become so popular that the number of competitors has now been raised to 7,000 from 5,500.

The race committee were able to cater for more runners by making slight changes to the route.

Half Marathon runners will circle the St Mary’s Gate roundabout, having previously been directed through the underpass.

On their way back, runners will also avoid the underpass on the Moore Street roundabout, and the car park on Arundel Gate.

Organisers hope to increase the entry limit to 10,000 in the future.

Margaret Lilley, organising committee chairman, said: “This is great news for the race and the city of Sheffield. Not only will it increase the number of participants coming into the city, it will also be of major benefit to our nominated charities.”

The race takes place on Sunday, May 27, starting at Don Valley Stadium at 9am.

n To enter, visit www.sheffieldmarathon.com