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Weekender itinerary: for sports obsessives

Live for the outdoors and ride, run or climb all the time? This is the Weekender edit for you. Grab the chance to try a run you haven't before, jump on a bike at Parkwood Springs, boulder to your heart's content or race the roads. Be wowed by the big bike races, be gripped by outdoor films from round the world at ShAFF, watch the best climb at CWIF and party hard all weekend!

See the downloads box for a PDF of the itinerary, to print out and carry in your pocket.


The Outdoor City Run Routes
Location: choice of 11 marked trails around the city
Get your running shoes on and start your weekend off right on a run in one of Sheffield’s parks or woodlands. Marked Run Routes range from 1km to 10km and all have free downloadable maps, making it easy for you to plan your run. We recommend Graves Park (the largest park in Sheffield) for beginners or the 10km Bradfield reservoir run for those looking for beautiful views and a challenge.
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Ski & Board Films 1 at ShAFF
Time: 7:15pm
Location: ShAFF Cinema Truck
Spring may be coming, but these three stunning films will get you planning your next winter trip.
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The Climbing Works
The wall will be gearing up for The Climbing Works International Festival (CWIF) but you can still boulder till 10pm on climbs suitable for beginners and professionals alike. You might even get a sneak peek at what will be taking place on Saturday.
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Road cycling

There’s so much quality road biking available around Sheffield, you’re spoilt for choice. From the city centre you can head out and find some of the steepest hills the city and surrounding Peak District have to offer, or head east for a flatter ride.
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Accelerate Adventure Run
Time: 10am-12pm
Location: Woodland Discovery Centre, Ecclesall Woods
The team from running shop Accelerate will lead you through one of Sheffield’s favourite woods and into the beauty of the Peak District, all within 2 hours. A perfect opportunity for the keen runner to venture away from paved road and onto trails.
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City Orienteering
Time: 12-3pm
Location: Norfolk Heritage Park
Venture into the world of urban orienteering with South Yorkshire Orienteers. Whether you’re new to the sport or a regular orienteer, a full set of urban event courses will be available for all abilities.
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Howard Street Dual
Time: 3-6pm
Location: Howard Street
Watch riders race each other on this purpose built course in the heart of the city. The dual format will guarantee thrills as the afternoon sessions whittle riders down to a grand final. Expect noise, jumps and some of the best riders going for it big. Not to be missed.
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Adrenaline Films 1 at ShAFF
Time: 7:15pm
Location: Showroom Cinema
90 minutes of adrenaline-filled shorts that cover the full range of adventure sports – snow to surf, bike to skate, and a bit of incredible free running through an airport thrown into the mix!
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BMC #SMASH: the ShAFF & CWIF after party
ime: 9:30pm-2am
Location: Showroom Bar
With a big weekend, comes a big party. Join the runners, riders, climbers and adventurers for a social in the cinema’s bar.
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Yoga in the Winter Gardens

Time: 8:30-9:45am
Location: Winter Garden
Take part in a hatha yoga session in a beautiful and unique setting. Free and open to any level – whether beginner or long-time yogi. Sign up online.
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The Magnificent Seven
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: various positions on 27-mile route
Seven Hills, 100 riders. Get into roadside position (take care as you do!) to watch cyclists attack some of The Outdoor City’s most gruelling hills, in a 27-mile route that includes over 3,800 foot of climbing.
Recommended spectator spots:
Hill 3 – Fern Road & Thrush Street. Thrush is cobbled, so riders will battle not only the incline but the bumps. Stand at the top of Thrush on Rivelin Street and view the finish sprint.
Hill 5 – Cote d’Oughtibridge. Known as the Jawbone, this climb featured in the 2014 Tour De France route. There’s good room near the top.
Hill 6 – Hagg Hill. Plenty of room at the top near Vernon Delph to see how tired the riders are by this point!
Toast to the Queen and King of the Mountains with an after-pint in the Norfolk Arms in Ringinglow, not far from the finish line.
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BMC Sofa Session: Hard Rock
Time: 1:15pm
Location: ShAFF Outpost
A screening of the BMC TV film Hard Rock, introduced by climber Niall Grimes. A celebration of the life and impact of Ken Wilson followed by a discussion – this is a must for any serious climbing historian.
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Cotic Bikes Demo Day
Time: 10am-4pm
Location: Lady Cannings Plantation
Looking for a new Mountain Bike? Or just an excuse to test some of the latest designs? Make your way up to the superb Lady Cannings course, where Cotic will be on hand to offer you a chance to demo their range of bikes.
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Mountain biking
Location: Parkwood Springs
Inspired by the Howard Street Dual on Saturday? Test your own mountain bike skills at the new Parkwood Springs dual course, overlooking Sheffield city centre. If racing isn’t your thing, challenge yourself on the 2km course, designed for beginners to elite. Whatever you do, you’ll be amazed at the great views over the city.
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The Rab CWIF Final
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Location: The Climbing Works
Getting a seat at The Rab CWIF final is a challenge in itself. We recommend getting down early to see the action up close and get in prime position for all the free giveaways that come from the supporting brands. A big screen is on site, so late arrivals can watch the action and soak up the atmosphere if they miss out on a good seat.
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