More than 6,400 people entered in the 32nd Sheffield half marathon and over 400 in the 3k fun run. Elite and amateur runners, including competitors fromThe Gambia, set off on the 13-mile (21km) route shortly after 09:00 BST. The weather was cloudy and overcast with a few hints of sun through the clouds. The rain held off until after the race at 13:30.

 

The course starts and ends at the city's Don Valley Stadium. The race was first run in 1982. Last year runners raised more than £170,000 for dozens of charities.  This year we hope the same or more has been raised.

 

The event, renowned for attracting runners from all ages, backgrounds and abilities, has once again been one of the biggest participation events in Sheffield’s sporting calendar

 

With the route meticulously planned to avoid virtually all of the city’s infamous hills, participants can run flat out on a fast, slightly undulating course between the hills. The lowest and highest points of the course are only 60 metres apart in height, and the average climb rate is nine metres per mile.

 

The race is one of the biggest participation events in Sheffield’s sporting calendar, with city centre roads lined with enthusiastic spectators to support elite, club and local runners.

 

The official charities for the 2013 race were: Myasthenia Gravis Association, St Luke’s Hospice, Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre South Yorkshire, Sheffield Wildlife Trust, Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, Support Dogs, Breast Cancer Care, the Children’s Hospital Charity, Safe at Last and the Sheffield Academy of Young Leaders (SAYLS).

 

Runners of all ages ran in aid of a wide range of different charities.

12 May 2013
Sheffield, UK


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1 event, 4 races, 1 popular success

 

The Half-Marathon International de Nice 2013 has kept all its promises. Nearly 8,000 registered ran the four available races (21.1 km, 10 km , La Niçoise-Nice Matin, 2 km P’tits Champions) on Sunday in Nice on the Promenade des Anglais.

 

After a strong struggle, it is ultimately the Ethiopian SEFIR Dino who crosses the finish line first in 1:30':00. Pleasant temperatures, azure-blue sky, and a non-existent wind have created ideal race conditions.

 

A popular success


The different events, with musical and convivial activities all along the course, were completed in jubilation at crossing the finish with a large crowd. The organisers give entries to all competitors next year to celebrate the 23rd edition!

 

 

 

 

 

21 April 2013
Nice, France


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Figures of the 2013 edition


-  7968 registered on the four races (included the 10km with 2574, 3689 on the 21.1 km, 1438 on the Niçoise Nice-Matin and 267 registered on the 2 km P'tits Champions)

 

-  73% men and 27% women on the 21.1 km distance

 

-   41 nations represented on the 21.1 km

 

-  Top 3 nationalities on the 21.1 km: France, Italy, United Kingdom

 

-  46% of French from the Alpes-Maritimes on the 21.1 km

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