Move More for life, not just for June

Move More Month may be over but that’s no reason to stop being active.

Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park provides the perfect place to get moving with a range of activities to choose from.

The Park is home to three Outdoor City Run Routes – choose from 1km or 1.8km easy rated routes or a 6km medium rated route that takes in sections of Sheffield and Tinsley Canal and the River Don. Include the hill in your run and you’ll be rewarded with a panoramic view across the Lower Don Valley to the city centre.

Local running store Accelerate hosts a number of training sessions based in and around Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park – ‘Couch to 5k’ on Wednesday evenings, ‘Accelerate Your Speed’ on Thursday evenings and ‘Running Past 50’ on Friday mornings.

The sessions, graded to fitness and age ability with ‘Intro’, ‘Getting It’ and ‘Got It’ groups, are led by qualified leaders and coaches. Find out more about these, and other training sessions across Sheffield, on the Accelerate website.

Did you know Don Valley Bowl has a synthetic cricket pitch? Installed as part of a city-wide programme by Yorkshire Cricket Board, this is already being utilised by a number of teams and leagues from the local community. For more information contact David.Judge@sheffield.gov.uk

Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park is an ideal point to start and finish the eight mile Blue Loop walk around Sheffield and Tinsley Canal and the River Don. The loop flows close by Meadowhall and Victoria Quays and offers the opportunity for plenty of wildlife spotting along the way at Salmon Pastures and Tinsley Locks.

If the eight mile walk isn’t for you, there are a number of shorter walks around the Blue Loop based in Burngreave, Darnall and Tinsley.

The Blue Loop team run regular volunteering days which are another great way to move more and do a good deed at the same time. Details can be found on the Volunteer Day Calendar.

Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park’s 3G pitch, home to Sheffield Eagles Rugby League Club and Sheffield United Women Football Club, is available for public hire on evenings and weekends. Contact Pulse Fitness for more details on 0114 237 5349 or manager@sgpgraves.com

The English Institute of Sport Sheffield, iceSheffield and Altitude High Ropes Adventure are all within Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park, offering a variety of activities, lessons and events suitable for a wide range of ages and abilities.

Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park can be easily reached from the National Cycle Route – join the canal path from route number 6 on Tinsley Park Road or try route number 67 which follows the River Don from the city centre.

Alternatively, with both a tram stop and bus stop at Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park, you can get here using ‘active travel’ – via the yellow route Supertram to ‘Arena/Olympic Legacy Park’ or the X1 bus to Attercliffe Common.

There is plenty of parking available, the car park entrance is on Worksop Road and the postcode is S9 3TY.

We look forward to seeing you soon.