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Evening Event at Glen Howe Park

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Wed 15th Aug 2012 Start Times 18:00

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Glen Howe Park is a lovely little wood, not used by SYO since 2008. 

The park is signposted from the A6102 and parking is off Storth Lane ( Parking is on a small gravel car park and there is a small play area adjacent to the parking. Start and finish will be approx. 1 minutes walk from the car park.

Starts are from 6-7, with registration from 5.45. Courses close at 7.45.

There will be three ‘sprint style’ courses, suitable for all abilities:

  • Short (all on paths but not suitable for pushchairs) – approx 1km
  • Medium (off paths) – approx 1.8km
  • Long (off paths) – approx 3km.

You are welcome to do more than one course if you want!


Venue Details

Glen Howe Park is located just to the west of Wharncliffe Side, which lies 10 kilometres north-west of the centre of Sheffield, between Oughtibridge and Stocksbridge. The park is some 19 acres in extent and has long been renowned as an exceptionally attractive location. Occupying the steep-sided valley of the Tinker Brook, this is an absolutely delightful spot; quiet shady woodland, gently tumbling streams, some outstanding trees and shrubs and stunning views across the Don Valley to Wharncliffe Woods. The park is nothing like as well known today as it was formerly and it has an intriguing air of a faded former glory. There are also some excellent stone sculptures and other features to discover.

The Park was given to the people of Wharncliffe Side in 1917 by local paper manufacturer Joseph Dixon and his friend John Mills, who had previously purchased the area for £1000, for use as a pleasure garden. Before this the area was previously known as Haw, How, Hall or Howe Wood. It was in 1974 that ownership of the park passed to Sheffield City Council as a result of local government reorganisation.

Safety & risk

A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event. If a competitor has a pre-existing medical condition that they think should be declared, please complete a medical form at enquiries. The sealed envelope will only be opened in an emergency.


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