Sheftival: Follow in Jess’s footsteps with heptathlon workshops at Sheffield festival

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Aspiring athletes can follow in the footsteps of Sheffield golden girl Jess Ennis at a series of ‘have a go’ sessions.

Coaches will be hosting masterclasses in Jess’s heptathlete sports - javelin, running, hurdles, long jump, high jump and shot putt - at the English Institute of Sport as part of this weekend’s Sheftival.

The event has teamed up with supermarket Asda as part of its Community Life programme to create the Asda Active Athletics Zone.

Chris Doyle, regional operations manager for Asda in South Yorkshire, said: “The zone is a great chance for people to try their hand at athletics at no cost and have some fun while trying new activities.”

Sheftival is on Saturday and Sunday. For details visit