Sheffield has looked to further cement itself as ‘The Outdoor City’ with the roll out of the second phase of its Run Routes. In total, there are now 30 run routes across 14 locations in parks and woodland across the city.
Each route has been colour coded according to difficulty, and have been graded Easy, Medium, Hard and Challenging. Every route is a clear loop, with a Start/Finish point well signed, should you wish to use it.
— The Outdoor City (@theoutdoorcity) May 17, 2017
Greg Fell, Director of Public Health at Sheffield City Council, commented: “As The Outdoor City, Sheffield is becoming increasingly well-known for its unique blend of outdoor activity and city culture. And what is particularly special about the run route project is that the signed trails are not confined to spaces which people may traditionally associate with walking or running. From the urban city centre routes to Thorncliffe in the north, Rivelin in the west, Shire Brook in the east and Ecclesall Woods in the south of the city, we’ve tried to incorporate these new routes into communities across Sheffield, to ensure that everyone, regardless of where they live, can join in.”
As part of the launch, there will be led runs with trained running leaders across the courses during June, which is Move More Month. These will be held at the Ponderosa park at 12.30pm on Wednesday 7 June, meeting at Weston Park Bandstand; at Thorncliffe on Wednesday 14 June at 7pm, meeting at the new sports centre; at Firth Park at 11am on Saturday 24 June, meeting at Henry’s Café, and from the car park of High Hazels Park on Friday 30 June, starting at 7pm.
If you wish to read more on the The Outdoor City Run Routes and check out the routes themselves visit The Outdoor City’s website here.
And if you’re looking for some fresh running kit for the summer, why not take a look at our running shop here.