SIG Insulation Sheffield Half Marathon

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23/09/2013 at 10:52
glad  to see this race  still going to be held  with the stadium closing
23/09/2013 at 22:13

Yes but it`s based at Don Valley `Bowl`. The Bowl is a field next to DVS. Expect to be in the shadow of a demolition site. Also the claim was that Woodbourn Stadium would be an adequate replacement for DVS (it`s also nearby) but clearly it is not up to hosting races like this! AND there is no reduction (£26!!!) in the price despite losing the special stadium finish!

16/02/2014 at 18:50

Don valley  is in the middle of been knocked down now  and i am also doing this race as a training run for Huddersfield marathon

22/03/2014 at 10:54

Bit quiet this year on here.

Numbers might be a bit down on last year well under 5000 so far with 7500 last year.

Anyway its my 9th year great event look forward to seeing everyone there

22/03/2014 at 16:19

glad  it does not clash with Leeds this  time as i am doing that aswell

23/03/2014 at 21:22

Is this a PB course? Is it flat and whats congestion like with there being so many runners.  Did 1.30.28 today on a hilly course so am looking to go sub 90

23/03/2014 at 22:43

Hellen it depends on your definition of flat!

I am from the Peak District side of sheffield so I would say yes it's flat but have also heard others say the opposite. 

There is about 800 foot of ascent overall, mostly slight incline first 7 miles, some nice downhill in last half. I would say a possible pb course. 

Wide roads all closed to traffic so no problems with congestion. 

1 week b4 London so will not be a PB attempt from me- hopefully controlled easy run with a few MP miles-

24/03/2014 at 09:41

Its defiantly not flat!

However it avoids sheffields serious hills.

Many do regard it as having PB potential. 

30/03/2014 at 11:00

bit worried still not received race number,anyone else?

30/03/2014 at 18:36
Got mine yesterday- did email to chase it- it was already on its way
05/04/2014 at 18:38

will   not been doing   race   as  got  a bad wasit and leg at the moment  and can only run   short way

05/04/2014 at 20:59

Sorry to hear that compo

Unbelievably my race pack arrived today AFTER I had picked up a replacement odd

05/04/2014 at 21:15

good  luck  to all  taking part

06/04/2014 at 10:22

Have just heard that it was cancelled at the last minute because the water for participants wasn't delivered. 

06/04/2014 at 10:48

I'm hearing it's been cancelled, some runners are still trying to run but the police have set up roadblocks to stop them.

Absolute farce and feel really bad for the runners and any charities that were due to benefit.

06/04/2014 at 11:20

One of the top stories on the BBC site at the minute.

Looks like many turned up regardless, and thankfully police have left road closures in place to let them run the route if they want.

The water supplier needs naming and shaming. Absolute disgrace.

06/04/2014 at 11:22

There was no tannoy system at the start and it was complete chaos. No one knew it was cancelled!!

06/04/2014 at 11:26

They tweeted at 8.17 for runners to send race day pics.

Race was due to start at 9.

Then they postponed it to 9.30 due to "technical problems on the route".

Then they pulled the plug entirely.

Looks like loads of locals have come out in force to hand out water along the route.

06/04/2014 at 11:37

Disgraceful . I would have been more than furious if I had trained for the event .

06/04/2014 at 11:37

Awful- who were the organisers?

How hard would it have been to warn people yesterday that they'd need to bring their own water supplies. Ridiculous- I usually carry my own water for a half- unless it's really hot you don't need much! Everyone who trained for it must own a water bottle of some sort.

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