Runners invited to tackle course through Sheffield park

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HUNDREDS of people are expected to take part in the first of a regular run set up at Sheffield’s Graves Park.

From Saturday, crowds of joggers, walkers and runners are to complete a 5km course at the park from 9am.

It has been set up thanks to a joint funding bid from Sloan Medical Practice, in Heeley, and Activity Sheffield at Sheffield Council.

The aim is to improve fitness in the London Olympics year.

Similar runs already operate at Endcliffe Park and Concord Park.

GP Dr Ollie Hart said: “It is a two-lap course over 5km through beautiful parkland, past highland cattle, swans, geese, pigs, and donkey. The run is open to all runners, joggers, walkers and pram pushers and people can also come to volunteer, or support.”

The first run this Saturday meets at the Meadowhead park’s animal farm car park.

Those who take part are invited for a cuppa in the Rose Garden cafe afterwards.

People can also log their run times each week by signing up for a free personal barcode at www.parkrun.org.uk.

n Email oliver.hart@nhs.net for more information.