VIDEO: Sheffield Half Marathon 2018 gets underway

More than 7,000 runners have taken to the streets of Sheffield as the city's half marathon got underway.

Sunday, 8th April 2018, 10:35 am
Updated Sunday, 8th April 2018, 10:41 am
Runners cross the start line.

The start of the race was delayed by around 10 minutes due to a 'police incident' on the route.

Runners were set on their way by the Lord Mayor of Sheffield Cllr Anne Murphy and Sheffield's 'Mad Man with the Pram 'John Burkhill.

Runners cross the start line.

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The official start line was on Arundel Gate but runners lined up right back onto Surrey Street.

Mr Burkhill high-fived runners as they crossed the start line before taking to the route himself in what is his 998th fundraiser for MacMillan Cancer Support.

A group from Sheffield Boxing Centre are also running the race in memory of boxer Scott Westgarth who died following a fight in February.

The Star has contacted South Yorkshire Police for details of the incident which caused the delayed start and is awaiting a response.

Runners cross the start line.

The Star will be broadcasting live on Facebook from the finish line from around 11am.