This is why no medals were given out at the Sheffield 10k event today 

Hundreds of runners dug in to complete a 10k and 2.5k fun run in Sheffield this morning – but there was to be no medals at the end of it. 

Up to a 1000 people now take part in the Ten Ten Ten race, which starts and finishes at Endcliffe Park, since its inception in 2010. 

Runners at a previous 10k.

Runners at a previous 10k.

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While runners usually receive a medal at the finish line – this time that shining piece of metal was missing from their goody bags. 

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A small leaflet from the race organisers inside runners’ bags explained: “Due to unforeseen circumstances there has been a delay with the medals, which our suppliers are doing their best to resolve. 

The message inside goody bags.

The message inside goody bags.

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“We are sorry for any disappointment and will post your medals out as soon as possible. 

“Thank you for your understanding.”