VIDEO: Crowds line the streets as thousands complete Sheffield Half Marathon

Thousands of runners took to the streets of Sheffield to raise money for good causes as the city's half marathon returned.

Sunday, 8th April 2018, 1:06 pm
Updated Sunday, 8th April 2018, 1:11 pm
Ellen Beardmore and Dan Hayes, from The Star, pictured before the race. Picture: Chris Etchells.

The Lord Mayor of Sheffield Cllr Anne Murphy helped the runners warm up as crowds lined Arundel gate at the start.

Sheffield’s ‘Mad Man With A Pram’ John Burkhill also helped keep runners entertained following a 10-minute delay to the start time due to an incident on the route.

Ellen Beardmore and Dan Hayes, from The Star, pictured before the race. Picture: Chris Etchells.

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Cllr Murphy had a boogie at the start line during the warm up before more than 7,000 runners - made up of serious athletes, club runners, charity participants, novice half marathoners and several in fancy dress - began the run.

Mr Burkhill high-fived runners as they crossed the start line before taking to the route himself, with his now famous pram, in what was his 999th fundraising event for MacMillan Cancer Support.

Crowds then lined Pinstone Street to cheer the runners up The Moor to the finish line outside Sheffield Town Hall.

John Burkhill and Cllr Anne Murphy set the runners on their way. Picture: Chris Etchells.
Runners make their way up Arundel Gate. Picture: Chris Etchells.
Ellen Beardmore and Dan Hayes, from The Star, pictured before the race. Picture: Chris Etchells.
John Burkhill and Cllr Anne Murphy set the runners on their way. Picture: Chris Etchells.
Runners make their way up Arundel Gate. Picture: Chris Etchells.