Sheffield Half Marathon

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The Sheffield Half Marathon is an annual half marathon held in Sheffield, England. It was started as a Marathon in 1929 for two years, with a half marathon run at the same time. It restarted again 1946 after the second world war. In 2003 it was reduced to a half marathon and 3 kilometre fun run. Moving from Hillsborough in 1991, the race started and finished at Don Valley Stadium, the stadium where Jessica Ennis trained, until the stadium's closure was announced in 2013.[1] The race is gold graded by UK Athletics.

The 10 chosen charities for the 2009 event are Sheffield Teenage Cancer Trust, Motor Neurone Disease Association South Yorkshire, Macmillan Cancer Support, Myasthenia Gravis Association, RSPCA Sheffield, Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre South Yorkshire, Sheffield Wildlife Trust, Marie Curie Cancer Care, Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind and Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.

The 2009 Sheffield Half Marathon was sponsored by SIG Insulations and took place on 26 April 2009 at Sheffield International Venues managed facility Don Valley Stadium at 9:30 am.

The 2010 Marathon was held 25 April.

The 2014 race, on 6 April, was due to start and finish at the Don Valley Stadium,[2] but was cancelled at the last minute due to the expected delivery of water bowsers not arriving. South Yorkshire Police initially set up roadblocks in order to try and stop those runners that had set off, but later decided to let them carry on for safety reasons. [3] Despite the cancellation, organisers refused to refund runners, which one entrant described as "pretty disgusting". Deputy Prime Minister and Sheffield Hallam MP Nick Clegg has called for a "full explanation" of how the "farcical situation" was allowed to happen.[4]

From 2015, the race relocated to the city centre, with the starting point on Arundel Gate and the finish line on Pinstone Street. The route took runners up Ecclesall Road and out to Ringinglow, before returning through Dore and back down Ecclesall Road. It was re-branded as the Plusnet Yorkshire Half Marathon as part of the Run For All Yorkshire Marathon series.[5] The new route features over 850ft of elevation gain in the first 5 and a half miles, including a category 3 climb. In addition to the overall race time, runners are timed on a single mile climb (King/Queen of the Hill) and a 10km mostly downhill "sprint" section.[6]

Recent winners[edit]

Source:[7]

Half Marathon[edit]

Year Date Men's winner Time (h:m:s) Women's winner Time (h:m:s)
2019 14 April Jamie Hall 1:11:16 Phillipa Williams 1:17:25
2018 8 April William Mycroft 1:11:12 Nicola Squiresr 1:19:21
2017 9 April Steven Bayton 1:09:25 Sarah Lowery 1:20:25
2016 10 April John Franklin [8] 1:10:24 Zanthe Wray [9] 1:22:59
2015 12 April Dave Archer [10] 1:13:20 Sharon Barlow [11] 1:22:59
2014 Cancelled
2013 12 May Ben Fish 1:06:51 Julie Briscoe 1:16:17
2012 27 May John Franklin 1:10:31 Nicola Squires [12] 1:21:22
2011 8 May Fergus Meade 1:11:32 Nicola Clay[13] 1:21:17
2010 25 April Andrew Pearson 1:07:04 Natalie Burns [14] 1:23:24
2009 26 April Jason Ward 1:08:02 Rebecca Robinson 1:14:52
2008 27 April Zachary Kihara 1:05:12 Nicola Clay[13] 1:18:53
2007 20 May Simon Tonui 1:05:00 Banuelia Katesigwa 1:17:34
2006 14 May Tomas Abyu 1:04:05 Pauline Powell 1:17:47
2005 1 May Simon Tonui 1:04:46 Cathy Mutwa 1:15:31
2004 2 May Eric Kiplagat 1:04:50 Miriam Wangari 1:16:16
2003 William Musyoki 1:09.44 Yelena Burykena 1:22.20
2002 Mohamed el Sadicki 1:08.36 Penny Thackray 1:18.44
2001 Andrew Aked 1:09.57 Kate Rice 1:24.56
2000 16 April Mohammed Fahiti 1:07.11 Chaanah Patton 1:18.59
1999 Andrew Weatherill 1:07.40 Kate Burge 1:17.52
1998 Carl Thackery 1:06.03 Carol Wolstenholme 1:26.07
1997 Kassa Tadassa 1:05.45 Jane Shields 1:15.55
1996 Trevor Wilson 1:09.50 Carol Wild 1:25.29
1995 Tony Duffy 1:07.57 Jenny Pearson 1:26.23
1994 Tony Duffy 1:09.00 Deborah Shaw 1:25.03
1993 Peter Whitehead 1:05.17 Sally Eastall 1:16.37
1992 28 June Julius Gombedeza 1:04.36 Julia Sakare 1:18.04
1991 Not held due to 1991 World Student Games
1990 John Tollerfield 1:07.28 Jane Shields 1:18.07
1989 Roy Bailey 1:08.15 Clare Crofts 1:24.52
1988 19 June Chris Parkes 1:07.40 Carol Moore 1:25.32
1987 Sam Carey 1:08.07 Sarah Singleton 1:24.08
1986 Roy Bailey 1:07.32 Jenny Pearson 1:22.23
1985 Tim Leader 1:08.30 Jenny Pearson 1:25.30
1984 Chris Maddocks 1:11.06 J Clarke 1:22.27
1983 Dave Allen D Bennett
1982 Trevor Fieldsend J Hulbert

Marathon[edit]

Year Date Men's winner Time (h:m:s) Women's winner Time (h:m:s)
2003 1 June Tomas Abyu 2:27:42 Sarah Heatley 3:17:38
2002 28 April Darren Hale[15] 2:34:17 Helen Burrell 2:55:23
2001 29 April Darren Hale 2:30:17 Ruth Whitehead 3:06:47
2000 Darren Hale 2:35:30 Sally Keigher 3:06:40
1999 Dennis Walmsley 2:29:06 Eleanor Robinson 2:59:39
1998 Richard Ironmonger 2:30:56 Elizabeth Allott 2:55:19
1997 Andrew Weatherill 2:28:37 Eleanor Robinson 2:58:13
1996 Chris Parkes 2:20:04 Eleanor Robinson 2:59:58
1995 Jonathan Hooper 2:27:14 Eleanor Robinson 2:58:44
1994 Dave Bond 2:29:31 Sarah Kriel 3:18:14
1993 John Boyes 2:24:36 Eleanor Robinson 2:58:23
1992 28 June Dave Bond 2:26:05 Janet Kelly 3:05:00
1991 Dave Bond 2:25:35 Caroline Boyd 2:55:05
1990 Ken Moss 2:26:16 Janet Kelly 2:49:05
1989 Trevor Hawes 2:31:53 Caroline Boyd 3:08:14
1988 19 June Trevor Hawes 2:26:01 Dora Hopkinson 3:04:52
1987 Trevor Hawes 2:26:29 Pat Hudson 3:04:33
1986 Sam Carey 2:26:09 Helene Diamantides 3:25:01
1985 Trevor Hawes 2:23:55 Dors Hopkinson 3:14:37
1984 Trevor Hawes 2:26:21 Dawn Harris 3:16:34
1983 Trevor Hawes 2:23:23 Dawn Harris 2:59:40
1982 Malcolm Martin 2:29:49 Jenny Pearson 3:01:41

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://news.sky.com/story/1058511/jessica-ennis-makes-don-valley-stadium-appeal Sky News - Jessica Ennis makes appeal
  2. ^ http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/new-route-for-sheffield-half-marathon-after-stadium-shuts-1-6435273 Sheffield Star
  3. ^ "Sheffield Half Marathon cancelled due to 'lack of water' for runners". British Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 6 April 2014.
  4. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-26920499
  5. ^ "'Tough' Sheffield half marathon for runners from around the world". Johnston Publishing Ltd. 13 April 2015. Retrieved 29 April 2016.
  6. ^ "Route". Run For All Ltd. Retrieved 29 April 2016.
  7. ^ "Previous Winners". Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  8. ^ John Franklin at Power of 10
  9. ^ Zanthe Wray at Power of 10
  10. ^ Dave Archer at Power of 10
  11. ^ Sharon Barlow at Power of 10
  12. ^ Nicola Squires at Power of 10
  13. ^ a b Nicola Clay at Power of 10
  14. ^ Natalie Burns at Power of 10
  15. ^ "Hale the hat-trick marathon hero". The Star. The Star. 29 April 2002. Retrieved 1 April 2019.

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