Percy Pud 10km Race

The Percy Pud 10km, South Yorkshire's most popular 10km, is organised by Steel City Striders each year and takes place on the first Sunday in December along the picturesque Loxley Valley on the north west outskirts of Sheffield. The course is a slightly undulating, out and back one with very few turns making it ideal for people aiming to set a personal best. Traditionally each finisher in the race receives a Christmas pudding for their efforts. Food and seasonal music are provided after the race. The event has grown in popularity from the first race in 1993 when 600 finished the race to the new race limit of around 1,700.

Mass Start to race

Father Christmas makes an appearance

Brass band entertains runners

The course records on the old course were set by John Mayock of Barnsley A.C. in 2001 (28 minutes 59 seconds) and Debbie Robinson of Tipton Harriers in 2003 (33 minutes 42 seconds). In 2004 the start and finish were amended slightly because the finishing area used prior to that date was no longer available to the race organisers. Whilst the new course has a slight incline to the finish line it has the advantage of 4 less turns in the last kilometre. The records on the new course are currently held by Jason Ward of Altrincham & DAC (30 minutes 4 seconds set in 2005) and Debbie Robinson of Tipton Harriers (33 minutes 53 seconds set in 2004). Early results were recorded manually; results from 2002 onwards can be found here: