After taking a battering with the weather at the past few years races, the gods were with us today as a lovely crisp, calm and unseasonably bright and warm morning descended upon the Loxley Valley with 2,119 runners completing the 24th running of the Percy Pud 10k.
Firstly, many thanks everyone that ran today to make it another successful Percy Pud race. Big kudos to all the volunteers and marshals who gave up their time to help, it is very much appreciated by everyone at the club. The race couldn’t be what it is without you.
Breaking news is that both male and female course records were broken today and the club handed over £1000 cheques to each of the winners. Both records had stood for over 10 years and are looking mighty impressive now.
Mohammad Abu-Rezeq of Altrincham & District AC was the first man over the line in 29:57, taking just 7 seconds off Jason Ward’s longstanding record from 2005.
In the ladies race, Rio 2016 Olympic 5000m finalist Eilish McColgan of Dundee Hawkhill Harriers smashed the 12 year old course record by finishing in 32:32 and taking a whopping 1 minute and 21 seconds off Debbie Robinson’s time.
We look forward to see who maybe come and challenge those times next year?
If you have a query with your result, please contact FR Systems on [email protected] giving as much detail as possible.
Don’t forget, if you present your race number to Up and Running on Church Street in Sheffield city centre you can claim a 15% discount off any purchase. Rick and the team are looking forward to see you all in the coming weeks.
Don’t forget we are running a photo competition with the deadline for entries on Friday 9th December. Full details on the dedicated photo competition page.
Feeling Inspired? Like what you saw? Want to run more?
We hope you all enjoyed yourself today, especially those runners currently not in a running club and first timers. If running the Percy Pud leaves you inspired to push yourself further, want to improve or you just want to run socially with other like minded people, have you considered joining a running club?
Steel City Striders accept members online at any time of the year and invite you to come along to any of our training sessions under no obligation. You don’t have to join the club to come and try a training session, just come along and see what you think. We run sessions from Hillsborough, Heeley, Graves, Millhouses and Woodburn Road track each and every week.
If you have any questions, please use the contact form to drop anyone at the club a message.