Welcome to the website for the Hallam Chase.
The next event will be run on May 30th 2017 and entries will open in April 2017
To get a fair handicap, submit some details of your race times this year - The Trunce, South Yorkshire Road League, 5K and 10K times, local fell race times, other runners you are similar to and, of course, previous Hallam Chase times, etc - or tell us the runners you normally finish with (be warned we will check up on this!)
There may be limited entries on the day but you won’t get a good handicap and you won’t be eligible for prizes- enter early to help John Spencer get the start times correctly placed.
The course is 3.25mls long with 800’ of climb. An out and back from the cricket ground to the church gate at Stannington. The records go back as far as 1862 with the mens record was set in 1968 by Trevor Wright (19:42) which is exceptionally quick and we doubt will every be beaten (the challenge is laid down). The ladies record is held by Jessica Turnbull in 24:22 (from 1998)
The fell race is always on the Tuesday evening after the second bank holiday in May, starting 8pm from the Hallamshire Cricket Ground. It is open to male and female runners from South Yorkshire road and fell running clubs, under a handicap system: Tortoises off first, whippets last, with the aim to all finish together. There is a huge amount of heritage relating to the event and it is a tradition we are all proud of.
The event is run for and by Hallamshire Harriers, a club with a long tradition of running in Sheffield, based from Hillsborough with about 400 members. If you’d like to ring out more then contact their membership secretary.