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Thousands raise thousands for charity in Sheffield half marathon

Limbering up
Ready for off

Thousands of runners have taken part in the Plusnet Yorkshire Half Marathon in Sheffield

It's the second year the race has been held in the city - last year's inaugural event, organised by Jane Tomlinson's Run For All, raised £175,000 for its partner charities alone.

And they're off

Tens of thousands of pounds more were raised by runners running for other good causes of their choice, taking the overall total to an estimated £350,000.

And with over 7,000 runners taking part today it is hoped this year's event will have raised even more.

Pounding the streets
Adult race

There were also mini and junior runs, for children aged between three and eight, and nine and fourteen.

Junior run
One happy girl
mini run

Partner charities are Jane Tomlinson Appeal, Macmillan Cancer Support, myaware, Children's Hospital Charity, Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice, CLIC Sargent, Roundabout, Sheffield Hospitsal's Charity, St Luke's Hospice and Breast Cancer Care.

Among those taking part were former Premier League and World Cup referee Howard Webb and Rugby League stars Keith Senior. Have a look at the montage below ..... can you spot yourself?