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.

Tombstone Walking Festival walk to start from Crosspool

Rivelin valley
Rivelin valley

A free walk which forms part of Sheffield Walking Festival in September will depart from Crosspool.

On Monday 11 September 2017, the 16.5km walk leaves Crosspool shops at 10:20am and will then visit a number of cemeteries on the western edge of Sheffield.

As well as the cemeteries we go along the Rivelin Valley with its industrial archaeology and past a mini sculpture park. The walk has great views of the moorlands and the countryside. We finally take the old coffin path to High Bradfield and if we have time visit the motte and baile.

Reserve your place on the Tombstone Tour

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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.

Interactive marker posts installed along the Rivelin valley

A series of marker posts have been installed along the Rivelin valley, giving visitors an even greater insight into the river’s industrial, natural and artistic heritage.

Walkers with smart phones can scan the QR code on each post to unlock photos, videos and information related to each location, including any connection to John Ruskin.

The posts were put in by Rivelin Valley Conservation Group volunteers. If you’re interested in sponsoring a post for £200 then contact the group directly.

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.

Walking the Rivelin book: new edition published

Walking the Rivelin book
Walking the Rivelin book

A revised and updated edition of a book featuring a trail guide for the Rivelin valley has been released in time for Christmas.

Walking the Rivelin also includes maps, historical information about each watermill site and where to look for the wildlife. It’s illustrated in colour with old photographs and maps.

The book costs £6.95 and proceeds will go towards Rivelin Valley Conservation Group and their work preserving the valley for everyone to enjoy.

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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.