Youngsters set the pace at village celebrations

Grenochase'pictured is the boys 5-6-7 years olds race
Grenochase'pictured is the boys 5-6-7 years olds race
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YOUNGSTERS showed their need for speed as they took part in special children’s races as part of anniversary celebrations in Grenoside.

This year marked the 50th running of the annual Grenochase, a three and a half mile run around the north Sheffield village.

The event was originally started in 1950 by Grenoside resident Walter Platts, but was eventually discontinued. It was revived in 1992 after a 10-year gap and has continued ever since.

Races for youngsters took place outside Appletree Nursery before the main adults’ event began early in the evening.

There were races for three separate age groups for boys and girls and competition was fierce.

In the main event over 60 runners took part, tackling the tough course which includes a steep hill climb.

The fun ended with presentations on the village green off Main Street accompanied by music from a local brass band and a hog roast.

Proceeds will go to the Teenage Cancer Trust and Hallam FM’s Cash for Kids.