Former football referee Howard Webb will join thousands of people on the start line of the Morrison’s Great Yorkshire Run later this month.
Rotherham-born Webb, who officially retired from refereeing last year and now works with BT Sport on their match day analysis team, will make his return to the Sheffield 10K next month.
In 2012, he completed his hat-trick of appearances at the run and, after a break in 2013, he returned last year supporting Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity.
Starting and finishing on Arundel Gate in Sheffield city centre, this year’s route heads up Penistone Road to the half way point at Hillsborough Stadium, before taking runners back towards the city centre.
The Morrisons Junior & Mini Great Yorkshire Run will take place on the same day, with hundreds of children aged between three and fifteen taking on 1.5k and 2.5k courses in the city centre. It is the ninth time the event has taken place in Sheffield and last year’s runners included Life on Mars star Dean Andrews, Downton Abbey star Allen Leech and Last Tango in Halifax’s Josh Bolt.
Upon entering the event, runners must pledge their allegiance to their county and a white or red rose is printed on their number. As is tradition, Yorkshire and Lancashire will then battle it out for the fastest times, of which Yorkshire is the current reigning champion.
Live music from local bands will be staged in the Sheffield Peace Gardens throughout the day on Sunday September 27. The Peace Gardens and nearby Millennium Square will also host several charity stalls and pop-up shops.
Junior & Mini race