City all set for Yorkshire Half Marathon

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The Plusnet Yorkshire Half Marathon returns to Sheffield on Sunday with a massive field set to raise thousands of pounds for charity.

It is the second year under the management of the Run For All series, a legacy of the late Jane Tomlinson. The race has an exciting course with the atmosphere of a city centre start at 9.30am at Arundle Gate and finish at the Town Hall.

The route takes in Eccleshall Road, Knowle Lane, Ringinglow Road, Sheephill Road, Limb Lane and Eccleshill Road South.

An innovative feature is the “King of the Hill” award for the section on Ringinglow Road between four and five miles which should be a good vantage point for spectators. There is also a 10K sprint award.

Last year’s winner was Hallamshire’s Dave Archer.

The race starts at 9:30 and will be followed by fun runs for 3 to 8 year olds (1.5K) and 9 to 14 year olds (2.5K).