Hallam Chase fell race returns to Crosspool on Tuesday 29 May

Hallam Chase fell race returns to Crosspool on Tuesday 29 May
Hallam Chase fell race returns to Crosspool on Tuesday 29 May

On Tuesday 29 May the annual fell race organised by Hallamshire Harriers and hosted by Hallam Cricket Club returns to Crosspool.

At 8pm on the Tuesday evening after the second bank holiday in May, runners set off from Hallam Football/Cricket Club’s Sandygate ground, go down Den Bank through the Rivelin Valley and up to Stannington church, before returning by the same route. The Hallam Chase run 3¼ miles long, with 800 feet of climb.

The record time of 19 minutes 42 seconds was set in 1968 by Trevor Wright.

Find out more on the Hallam Chase and Hallamshire Harriers websites.

Sandygate granted protected status

The Countrymen return to Sanygate on 20 September
Sandygate granted protected status

The home of Hallam FC and Hallam Cricket Club has been granted protected status.

Sandygate stadium in Crosspool is now an asset of community value, meaning that if the owners ever want to sell the ground, they would have to inform the local authority and give a community group six months to raise the money to purchase it.

In 2015 The Plough pub opposite Sandygate was designated an asset of community value.

The Star: World’s oldest football ground in Sheffield secures protected status

Hallam Chase fell race returns to Crosspool on Tuesday 30 May

Runners competing in the 2012 Hallam Chase
Runners competing in the 2012 Hallam Chase

On Tuesday 30 May the annual fell race organised by Hallamshire Harriers and hosted by Hallam Cricket Club returns to Crosspool.

At 8pm on the Tuesday evening after the second bank holiday in May, runners set off from Hallam Football/Cricket Club’s Sandygate ground, go down Den Bank through the Rivelin Valley and up to Stannington church, before returning by the same route. The Hallam Chase run 3¼ miles long, with 800 feet of climb.

The record time of 19 minutes 42 seconds was set in 1968 by Trevor Wright.

Find out more on the Hallam Chase and Hallamshire Harriers websites.

Hallam Chase returns to Crosspool on Tuesday

Runners competing in the 2012 Hallam Chase
Runners competing in the 2012 Hallam Chase

Tuesday evening sees the historic Hallam Chase return to Crosspool, an annual fell race organised by Hallamshire Harriers and hosted by Hallam Cricket Club.

At 8pm on the Tuesday evening after the second bank holiday in May, runners set off from Hallam football/cricket club’s Sandygate ground, go down Den Bank through the Rivelin Valley and up to Stannington church, before returning by the same route. The run 3¼ miles long, with 800 feet of climb.

In 2014 Michael Twigg took first prize. The record time of 19 minutes 42 seconds was set in 1968 by Trevor Wright.

Find out more on the Hallam Chase and Hallamshire Harriers websites.

Historic Hallam Chase fell race returns to Crosspool tonight

Runners competing in the 2012 Hallam Chase
Runners competing in the 2012 Hallam Chase

This evening sees the historic Hallam Chase return to Crosspool, an annual fell race organised by Hallamshire Harriers and hosted by Hallam Cricket Club.

At 8pm on the Tuesday evening after the second bank holiday in May, runners set off from Hallam football/cricket club’s Sandygate ground, go down Den Bank through the Rivelin Valley and up to Stannington church, before returning by the same route. The run 3¼ miles long, with 800 feet of climb.

In 2013 John Alexander took first prize. The record time of 19 minutes 42 seconds was set in 1968 by Trevor Wright.

Find out more on the Hallam Chase and Hallamshire Harriers websites.

Hallam Chase 2013 report and results

Runners competing in the 2012 Hallam Chase
Runners competing in the 2012 Hallam Chase

A good turnout of 57 runners endured the grey drizzle to compete in the 2013 Hallam Chase in Crosspool last week.

Den Bank was greasy but the rest of the route was good underfoot and allowed John Alexander (CGCC) to lead the men home and Katy Bennett (Dark Peak), the ladies. Peter Stenton (Dark Peak) retained the youngest runners prize and Gerry Lax (Dark Peak) the oldest.

Being handicapped, with the slower runners off first and the fastest 10-15 minutess later, the actual fastest runners was David Lunn (Dark Peak) in a time of 24 minutes 22 seconds. John Spencer ranked the runners in the handicap and deserves praise as the runners returned in a good group.

Prizes where donated by local solicitors, Taylor and Emmet. They have helped out for many years; without their generosity the event wouldn’t work as well.

Next year’s event will be on Tuesday 27 May 2014 (and for those who want to prepare its Tuesday 26 May for 2015!)

Thanks also go to Richard Storer and the Hallam Cricket Club for hosting the event, Ian and Judy Thomas for managing the results, plus Les Outwin and David Price for officiating.

The event now has a website www.thehallamchase.org.uk containing event information and recent results. Hallamshire Harriers, who marshal the event, train in Hillsborough Tuesday and Thursday evening and can be contacted via www.hallamshireharriers.co.uk.

Hallam Chase 2013 results (PDF, 45KB)

Historic Hallam Chase fell race returns to Crosspool on Tuesday 28 May

Runners competing in the 2012 Hallam Chase
Runners competing in the 2012 Hallam Chase

Tuesday 28 May sees the historic Hallam Chase return to Crosspool, an annual fell race organised by Hallamshire Harriers and hosted by Hallam Cricket Club.

At 8pm on the Tuesday evening after the second bank holiday in May, runners set off from Hallam Football/Cricket Club’s Sandygate ground, go down Den Bank through the Rivelin Valley and up to Stannington church, before returning by the same route. The run 3¼ miles long, with 800 feet of climb.

The record time of 19 minutes 42 seconds was set in 1968 by Trevor Wright.

Find out more on the Hallam Chase and Hallamshire Harriers websites.

Hallam Chase 2012 in Crosspool

All eyes are on Crosspool tonight for the 2012 Hallam Chase.

At 8pm, runners will set off from Hallam Football/Cricket Club’s Sandygate ground, go down Den Bank through the Rivelin Valley and up to Stannington church, before returning by the same route. The run 3¼ miles long, with 800 feet of climb.

The Hallam Chase is an annual event organised by Hallamshire Harriers and hosted by the Hallam Cricket Club. Race records go back to 1862. It is open to male and female runners who are a member of a south Yorkshire running club. There is limited entry on the day (subject to places being available) – although you won’t be eligible for prizes.

Nick Spinks and Dean Drabble
Nick Spinks and Dean Drabble

Last year, 48 runners set off to cover the gruelling route on a bright and dry Tuesday night. First to the church was Dark Peak’s Brian Greaves, but he was eventually overhauled by Handsworth Road Hog’s Dean Drabble who won the handicapped event.

A close battle then ensued between two of the city’s best distance runners, Hallamshire Harriers’ pair Rob Baker and Andy Thake. In the end Andy just held on to take the fastest man title in an impressive 22 minutes 7 seconds. Dark Peak Fell Runner Nicky Spinks won both the ladies handicap and fastest female title in a time of 28 minutes 49 seconds.