Hilly route to test Sheffield charity runners

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Students are hitting the road and supporting St Luke’s Hospice.

The third annual Sheffield Varsity 10k run takes to the streets of the city on Sunday, March 23, and will see students, staff and alumni of both The University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University - as well as members of the public - competing.

This year’s event has a new route, starting and finishing at the Sheffield University Arts Tower, with three laps taking competitors through Western Park and Crookes Valley Park before tackling the short but steep Harcourt Road hill and then looping around back to the Arts Tower.

“As always non-university runners are very welcome and all runners will be chip-timed and receive a free T-shirt,” said events spokesperson Alison Muir.

To register for the event visit http://fairplayevents.co.uk/sheffield-varsity-10k/

n Grenoside and Birley Carr Players will be singing the praises of St Luke’s as they take to the stage for their next production - The Yeomen of the Guard at Grenoside Community Centre from March 25 to 29.

Every performance throughout the week will include a collection in support of Sheffield’s only hospice.