Percy Pud 2016 will be Sunday 4th December
Percy Pud 2015 (Sunday 6th December, 9:30 am start)
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.
Full race result now available: Percy Pud 2015 Result
Please follow us on Twitter for the very latest reaction to this year’s race.
We have now started collating photographs on our dedicated Percy Pud 2015 Photos page
The race is now FULL with 2200 places selling in just over 2 hours.
Thank you for the support, we are humbled by the level of interest.
Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest news and updates in the run up to this year’s race.
If you have any questions regarding your entry, please contact FR Systems on [email protected] providing as much detail as possible.
Can’t run and need to pass on your entry?
If you would like someone else to take your place then please log in at www.frsystems.co.uk/PercyPud using the details which were emailed to you when you entered.
There you can change all of your details to that of the new runner. This facility will be enabled until midnight on Thursday 3rd December, after this date you will be unable to change the runner details.
If you choose to transfer your place to another person after numbers have been posted out (w/c 16th November) it is your responsibility to forward the race pack to the new runner.
If you don’t have your own details to hand, please contact FR Systems on [email protected] providing as much detail as possible.
In training for the race?
Are you in training for the Percy Pud? Why come along to one 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 for free and see what you think. Each and every week we run evening sessions from Hillsborough, Heeley, Graves, Millhouses and Woodburn Road track, plus a daytime session on Tuesday from Millhouses. No need to book or anything, just turn up, introduce yourself and have a nice run with us.
We organise South Yorkshire’s most popular 10km each year which takes place on the first Sunday in December.
The event has grown in popularity from the first race in 1993 when 600 finished the race to recent years when the entry has had to be limited to around 2,200.
Such is the demand for numbers that in each of the last 10 years the race has sold out ahead of time.
The 2013 race was no exception, as the race limit was reached within two weeks of the entries opening, in 2014 this was 36 hours and in 2015 it took just 2 hours to sell 2,200 entries.
Why is it so popular? Traditionally each finisher in the race receives a Christmas pudding for their efforts. Food and seasonal music are provided after the race. Of course, the route is not bad either.
For many, the Percy Pud signals the start of Christmas.
Sunday 6 December 2015, 9:30am start.
How to enter
Monday 5th October 2015, 7pm.
Where and parking
The race starts and finishes on Loxley Road, Sheffield with the tent, toilets and facilities opposite the Admiral Rodney public house (S6 6RU). Parking is available on the surrounding streets; Loxley Road, Rodney Hill, Chase Road, Ben Lane, Long Lane etc. But please do not park anywhere on the course, ie near the start/finish area on Loxley Road. Note, you may end up parking upto 10 mins walk from the start/finish area, so please give yourself enough time. Full directions will be provided in your race pack.
The route takes you along the picturesque Loxley Valley on the north west outskirts of Sheffield. The course is a slightly undulating, out and back one with very few turns making it ideal for people aiming to set a personal best.
Previous Results and Course Records
The course records on the old course were set by:
- John Mayock of Barnsley A.C. in 2001 (28 minutes 59 seconds)
- Debbie Robinson of Tipton Harriers in 2003 (33 minutes 42 seconds)
In 2004 the start and finish were amended slightly because the finishing area used prior to that date was no longer available to the race organisers. Whilst the new course has a slight incline to the finish line it has the advantage of 4 less turns in the last kilometre. The records on the new course are currently held by:
- Jason Ward of Altrincham & DAC in 2005 (30 minutes 4 seconds)
- Debbie Robinson of Tipton Harriers in 2004 (33 minutes 53 seconds)
Full results from 2014 can be found here: Percy Pud 2014 Results
You can also find previous results and race reports back to 2002 on our Percy Pud Archive page