A frosty and winters morning descended upon the Loxley Valley with 2,815 runners completing the 27th running of the Percy Pud 10k.
Firstly, many thanks to 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 two £1000 cheques.
Omar Ahmed of Birchfield Harriers won the race in a stunning 29:00 (28:59.2 to be precise), making it the 7th fastest road 10k in the country this year and breaking the previous course record of 29:13.
In the ladies race, Rio 2016 Olympic and Qatar 2019 World Championship finalist Eilish McColgan of Dundee Hawkhill Harriers broke her own course record of 32:23 by winning in 31:48. This was a career 10k PB for Eilish and the second fastest road 10k in the country this year.
When you consider how ‘undulating’ our course is, these are both phenomenal race times posted.
It was also really pleasing to see the sharp end of both female and male leaderboards littered with runners from local clubs too showing that running in the area is stacked with quality.
We even went up to V75+ prizes this year to reward runners of all ages.
Full race result is now available from FR Systems / Chip Results.
If you have a query with your result, please contact FR Systems on firstname.lastname@example.org 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. Rich and the team are looking forward to see you all in the coming weeks.
Photos by Mick Wall (Steel City Striders)