Two Yorkshire Half Marathons - 1 Date?!?
Gonna have to pick between Sheffield and Leeds again this year!! So many weekends in the year, Leeds and Sheffield on the same day - just silly.
it happened 2 years ago Leeds is always held on this weekend
My dad had the same problem back in the marathon days. He wanted to do 10 consecutive Sheffields but they put his tenth on the same day as London... What's with this 'pick a date any date' style of putting on a run?! Normally you can have a good idea when the run will be year to year - like you say with Leeds.
my father said there has been rumors that Don Valley is to be pulled down due to costs not sure how true that is
next race for me is Liversedge half i did Meltham 10k yestaday in 52 mins i had just come out of a pulled muscle in leg so had not raced for 8 weeks
Ah, very local runner! We have, ahem, 'fond' memories of the Meltham 10K! The other half is coming out of injury, not happy times. We heard that about Don Valley. Wonder where they'll move it to then... I would prefer Leeds in all honesty but habit keeps me at Sheffield!
I am in for Leeds I live in Saddleworth but come from Holmfirth so most of my races are in West Yorkshire doing spen 20 for about 6 or 7th time fastest time is 2h32 done the race every year non stop not sure where sheffield race will be held
also there was talk last year of beinging the Huddersfield marathon coming back but that has gone quiet aswell
Huddersfield marathon! Oh good grief, might be a bit bleak that one! I just looked at Spen, if it had been a week earlier I might have gone in for it - we have Barcelona the week after so it doesn't go with the taper unfortunately. Hmmm Huddersfield or Barcelona...
The closure of DVS is just one of the cost-cutting proposals that they council are looing at apparently. Since RUFC have moved, the stadium are really missing the income they brought and the EIS is well used by athletes.
It is daft having 2 HMs on the same weekend and I `d say it is short-sighted by the Sheffield organisers. They now have a much increased 10000 capacity but will get nowhere near that, partly due to the clash.
I did Meltham in 46 mins but that was 2 years ago. Dewsbury is my first race back after injury and it`s on Sunday!
The Sheff half will continue as scheduled at DVS, this announcement will not effect it.
Think I'll do this one again....
I've also entered this again this year, the crowd support has been brilliant in recent years, a real carnival atmosphere...Just hope its not as hot as it was last year..
Really looking forward to it.
Faz1967 - No, Sheffield is a pretty flat race. First half is slightly harder due to slight climb into City Centre and I remember being worried that I was going to struggle....but then at the halfway turnaround point it's happy days as you are slightly downhill for the rest of the race which resulted in my last 3 miles being my quickest!
I haven't entered as I was injured for Jan and Feb. Still considering giving it a go especially with it being the last one at Don Valley Stadium.
Sheffield, Leeds, OR Chester! They all clash now.....
Well problem solved.....In for Hellrider!
Sheffield or Leeds which is the flattest course ? anyone help
Quick question on the finish as the map/info I've had doesn't make it totally clear; do you do a loop around the outside of Don Valley Stadium and then just nip inside onto the track right at the very end? How far are you actually running on the track for?Excited for this. Anyone doing Lord Mayor's 10 next week?
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