Sheffield gets running for Sport Relief

Sports Relief hits Sheffield city centre, United Kingdom on 20 March 2016. Photo by Glenn Ashley Photography
Sports Relief hits Sheffield city centre, United Kingdom on 20 March 2016. Photo by Glenn Ashley Photography
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People of all ages and abilities put their best foot forward at the weekend to raise buckets of cash for Sport Relief.

Around 1,000 people took part in a whole host of fun sporting events and competitions across the city including cycle races, a mile-long race around the city centre and a swimathon.

The Shipleys, Catherine, Phoebe, Adrian and Sam, United Kingdom on 20 March 2016. Photo by Glenn Ashley Photography

The Shipleys, Catherine, Phoebe, Adrian and Sam, United Kingdom on 20 March 2016. Photo by Glenn Ashley Photography

The activities were organised as part of the inaugural Sainsbury’s flagship games for the charity.

Sheffield was one of six cities across the UK chosen to host the games.

Phil and Claire Willoughby, both aged 43, took part in the one mile run through the city, along with their eight-year-old daughter, Ella.

Ella said: “I really enjoyed it, but it was very hilly and I wasn’t expecting that!”

Louise & Michael Murphy with Mark, Charlie and Thomas Stevenson, United Kingdom on 20 March 2016. Photo by Glenn Ashley Photography

Louise & Michael Murphy with Mark, Charlie and Thomas Stevenson, United Kingdom on 20 March 2016. Photo by Glenn Ashley Photography

As well as a series of fundraising activities, there was also lots of entertainment on offer in the form of belly dancers as well as performance from Sheffield musicians and dance troupes.

The event was also aimed at encouraging people across Sheffield to get fit and take part in some of the physical activities on offer across the city. South Yorkshire Sport was also on hand at the event, encouraging people to get a taste of activities such as belly dancing, ice skating and boxing.

Helen Murray, Director of Operations at South Yorkshire Sport said: “It’s been a great day, and we’ve been speaking to a lot of people, encouraging them to take part in different sporting activities.”