Where to refuel after the Sheffield half marathon

Plusnet Yorkshire Half Marathon Sheffield 2017
Plusnet Yorkshire Half Marathon Sheffield 2017

It’s one of Sheffield’s biggest events, and on Sunday thousands of people will turn out to run or watch the city’s half marathon.

Those taking part will be keen to refuel after tackling the hilly 13.2 mile route along Ecclesall Road and up to Ringinglow, while spectators might also need a boost as they cheer on the weary. 
Here are eight places to eat or drink along the route.

The action starts and ends on Arundel Gate, which is within staggering distance to St Paul’s Place and its various large restaurants.

But walk a bit further and the independent Street Food Chef on Arundel Street is ideal for post run carb-loading or spicy breakfast burritos for viewers (from 10am).

Marmadukes Cafe Deli on Norfolk Row is also a top choice for coffees and decadent cakes while your loved ones battle round the course.

Follow the runners out of town and on to Ecclesall Road, calling at Italian restaurant and wine specialist Bocelli 1831 for brunch (from 9am) or a glass of fizz to celebrate that PB.

Further up the road, and Woody’s sandwich bar is likely to be popular with the crowds. They do an incredible variety of fillings, but the Big Boy stuffed with chicken, turkey and cheese is guaranteed to satisfy even a ravenous runner.

The Norfolk Arms at Ringinglow is a key milestone on the route as runners reach the top of the gruelling hill section - and it’s also a good pitstop for a refreshing drink while overlooking the Porter Valley afterwards.

On the way back, the Miller and Carter steakhouse on the top part of Ecclesall Road South has outside seating from where to shout encouragement, and they also serve a food-porn worthy tomahawk steak to share.

Closer to the finish line is Couch on Ecclesall Road, which offers everything from smoothies to lunch, and coffees to beers. It too has outside seating.