Sheffield Half Marathon
If you are interested in doing your bit for a worthy cause and you want to have some fun along the way, it is a great event to participate in. No matter what your fitness levels, the Sheffield Half Marathon 2020 makes it easy for you to get together with friends and fundraise for charity.
Running events are some of the most popular types of fitness events out there – and are one of the easiest to get in to, whilst being very tricky to master. Because of this, it is a great place to start when you want to get in to a fitness regime – but there is a lot more to it than simply placing one foot in front of the other!
Brief History of Running
Competitive races are thought to have at first started (as with many sports) with the Ancient Greeks, though many other traces link it to the Egyptians, parts of Asia and many other parts of Africa. One of the earliest recorded event is from 1829 BCE at an Irish festival honouring the goddess Tailtiu in a series of sporting events known as the Tailteann Games. A thousand years later in 776 BCE, we have the first record of the Olympics in Greece, and this is likely where many forms of runs and marathons have their origins.
Since then many different type of events have come about – through the Olympic Games are still probably the most famous. Throughout the world events are held all the time from simple small 5k runs to enormous 26 mile sprints like the London Marathon.
How to get started in running events
Luckily it is one of the easiest sports to get in to – you just need to start moving! Starting off with small jogs and sprints is the best way to get started and then you can slowly start to increase distance to build yourself up to bigger and better runs. I’d suggest started off with something like a 5K as this is not too challenging but long enough for you to get a real sense for what is involved in the sport. You can read our article here all about how to prepare for your first 5K which will give you some more insight on how to get your training started.
Once you get started you will quickly see there is a lot more to taking on a run than simply getting out there and jogging. If you are looking to get serious then you may want to start investing in some good gear – a good pair of running trainers is the best place to start. You can also invest in a lot of other running specific clothing too though be warned things can start to get expensive.
Running Races Near Me
There are quite a lot of different runs to choose from depending on what kind of experience you are looking for, we list some of the best running events in the UK, if you know what type of event you want you can click one of the links below to find out more;
Fun Runs | 5K Runs | 10K Runs | Half Marathons | Marathons
Top Running Events in 2020
We have picked out the best events taking place in 2020. We have lots more listings available, just click on the 'Running Events' tab at the top of this page to find them.
Although we have picked this particular event, there are actually 4 different events taking place at the Bournemouth Marathon Festival so you really do have the widest choice available to suit your ability. Not only does it have great options but also stunning scenery, it takes place along the coastline and also the iconic Bournemouth pier. We have been to the Half Marathon event before so check out our review here.
More About the Sheffield Half Marathon Route
Organised by the ASDA Foundation, this event has become a very popular and much-loved event over recent years. This is an event that attracts both runners and spectators, who flock to the centre of the city in order to do their bit for a good cause. When you take part in this event, you can enjoy a great day while also raising cash for some great causes.
The great thing about this route is that it starts and ends in the centre of town. This is ideal for participants and spectators, as it means that you can benefit from easier parking as well as ease and convenience when it comes to travelling to and from the event. Of course, you should look into any road closures in the runup to the event, as this will make it easier for you to plan your route if you are travelling there by car.
In terms of the route itself, you can look forward to taking in some fantastic scenery and stunning surroundings. You can even enjoy taking in the gorgeous scenery of the Peak District if you manage to handle the steep climb to Ringinglow!
Sheffield Half Marathon date 2020
The half marathon takes place on the 29th March 2020, so you should be able to look forward to pleasant spring weather and temperatures. The start time is at 9.30am and whether you take part or simply watch, you can look forward to a morning of fun, excitement, and thrills.
As a participant in the marathon, you could find yourself being crowned King or Queen of the Hill when the results are announced. To enjoy the chance of taking this coveted title, you need to participate in a triple test that involves a timed climb, a downhill sprint, and being the first to break through the finish barrier.
Learn More About the Sheffield Half Marathon Online
If you are interested in taking part in the Sheffield Half Marathon, or even if you want to come along as a spectator and support the runners, you can get all the information you need online. You will be able to look at photos from previous years as well as keeping up with updates on this year’s event.
For those that want to participate, you can also complete your entry application with speed and ease online. Don’t feel up to running but want to do your bit? Well, there is always a need for volunteers, so you can also get in touch with the organisers to learn more about volunteering opportunities for the event.