All 2,000 places for this year’s Steel City Striders “Percy Pud 10k”on December 7 were taken up by local runners within 35 hours of entries opening, last Saturday.
A supporter of the race along along the rural Loxley Valley told The Star: “The Percy Pud 10k is without doubt South Yorkshire’s most popular road race, the proof is in the Pudding!”
Last year, two Andrews battled out the top two places.
Clowne Road Runners’ Andrew Ward defeated Andrew Challenger, of Hallamshire Harriers, by a quarter of a mile, to secure victory.
Astonishingly, it was Ward’s fifth successive victory at the event.
Not bad for a 44 year old landscape gardener from Bolsover!
Gareth Lowe, also from Clowne, came in third. Will Beauchamp, of Sheffield Running Club, followed them home. Former international runner Jilly Woodthorpe, of Barnsley Harriers, was the first woman across the line.
The event, which was celebrating its 20th year, attracted 1,773 runners.