Souvenirs from cancelled Sheffield Half Marathon up for grabs

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An enterprising dad is auctioning off his shirt from the cancelled Sheffield Half Marathon in a bid to raise cash for charity.

Mark Lee said he hoped the eBay stunt would ensure something good came out of the fiasco, after the race was cancelled at the last minute due to lack of water.

Mark Lee is auctioning off his Sheffield half marathon T-shirt and medal for charity.

Mark Lee is auctioning off his Sheffield half marathon T-shirt and medal for charity.

So far a bid of 99p has been made, but the 45-year-old is hoping its novelty value could raise a couple of hundred pounds for The Children’s Hospital Charity as his children were born in city hospitals.

Also included in the lot is his medal and half marathon tote bag – and a bottle of water.

Company director Mark, of Dronfield Woodhouse, said: “No doubt in years to come it will be something from the only unofficial Sheffield half marathon.

“It is not a collector’s item but it has got some novelty about it.

“I did the Dronfield 10K a few years ago for the Children’s Hospital and it’s always something that is on my radar so to support them would be great.”

The auction entry says the large T-shirt has ‘never been worn’ and the medal was worn once, while the bag was used for 20 minutes.

Sheffield-born Mark, who finished in just under two hours without knowing the race had been axed, added: “I have to say during the race the people of Sheffield were brilliant, handing out free bottles of water and sharing water between runners.

“Given the unique status of this run and the collectable nature of the 2014 T- shirt and finishers’ medal I thought I would try and make some good out of the organisational shambles.”

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