On the 25th September, three members of Grantham Running Club made the journey to Sheffield to take part in the Jane Tomlinson Run for All Sheffield 10k.
2317 runners took part in this seamlessly well-organised road event, including supportive marshals and lots of enthusiastic local support along most of the route.
It is a race of two halves. It starts with challenging long uphill sections for the first 5k as you move away from Sheffield City Centre, including one short steep hill in the middle of the race, but luckily there is
a water station at this point! The good part is what goes up must come down; the second half of the race is downhill the majority of the way home.
Clive George was first home in a superb time of 46:53. Next home was Julia Hallam in 1:07:03, followed by Brendon Buckley in 01:09:01.
Clive could only mutter the word ‘hilly’ to describe the course afterwards, however smashed out the first 5k in a ridiculous time of 22.32 which was uphill!
Julia paid the price of running in the GRC Grand Prix series the prior day, however very much enjoyed the fast downhill sections of the course, and listening to the brass band play the can-can on route put a smile
on her face.
Brendon kept his eye on the 1:10 pacing team the organisers put on as part of the event and was delighted with overtaking them and bringing in a seasons’ best time by 2 minutes 34 seconds.
Overall, all three runners enjoyed the challenging route and received a medal, t-shirt and bag of goodies at the end of the race.