Sheffield Half Marathon Taster Session

5th March 2016

Sheffield Half Marathon Taster Session 1

With the introduction of a brand new course for the Sheffield Half Marathon last year we ran two Taster Sessions on the new route. The feedback from these sessions was fantastic so we figured we'd do the same again this year!

Kathryn Axon - "I really recommend these sessions to anyone doing Sheffield half. Did them last year and they helped...a lot!!"


Catherine McKeown - 'These taster sessions are really well organised and pitched just right to give you a confidence boost to your half marathon training. Sheffield was my first half marathon last year and doing the recce with the taster group made a huge difference to how I paced myself on the day'


Who are they for?

The runs are aimed predominantly at individuals who haven't run a Half Marathon. If you’re making your first forays into the world of running and are unsure what to expect, these sessions are for you. They'll will be at a very steady pace (11 - 12 minutes per mile) and are aimed to help build your confidence and ease any pre-race day nerves. 

It’s the perfect opportunity to meet like-minded people in exactly the same position as yourself. All runs will be done at a very steady pace giving you the opportunity to pick the brains of the Front Runner staff on all things running; from training, running technique, pre-race routines or race day nutrition and hydration.

Run Details:

Saturday 5th March 

Meeting at Front Runner 

Meeting Time – 9.20am

Departure Time – 9.30am

Approximate Distance – 5 miles (optional 1.6 miles extra)

Approximate Run Duration –  ~1 hour 05 minutes

GPS track from last years run

Sheffield half marathon taster sessions

How to book...

If you would like to join us on this taster session please email us at with the email subject "Sheffield Half Taster Session" or go to the Facebook Events page.

Run description:

Run from Front Runner and join the route at Hunters Bar roundabout. From the roundabout, follow the route of the half marathon up Ecclesall Rd, Knowle Lane and Ringinglow Road, at the Norfolk Arms Pub at the turning onto Sheephill Road, we will turn back on ourselves and run part way down Ringinglow Rd to Bents Green where we will catch the 88 bus back to Hunters Bar. We will be back at the shop at roughly 11:00am.


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