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Sheffield to gain running routes after £100,000 funding boost

Runner in Sheffield Image copyright Duncan Philpott
Image caption The routes are due to open in May, with further tracks to follow by March 2017

Eleven new running trails will be built in Sheffield after £100,000 of funding was secured from England Athletics.

The routes, ranging from 1km to 10km in length, will be open in May. Further tracks will follow by March 2017.

All vary in gradient and difficulty, with designers calling them "simple to follow and clearly signposted".

Chris Jones, from England Athletics, said: "The run routes have been carefully selected to appeal to all people, not just those who already run.

"Essentially we want everyone to have access to well signposted, well designed running trails that they can use to run, walk and that are accessible to all."

Some of the new routes:

  • Lowfields Park and General Cemetery
  • Ponderosa, Weston Park, Crooks Valley Park
  • Bradfield Dam
  • Concorde Park and Wooley Woods
  • Manor Fields
  • Graves Park
  • Millhouses Park and Ecclesall Woods

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