"...we were an unconnected group of women doing bits and pieces in our own way, with little direction or identity. Kate has encouraged, cajoled and pushed us to become a coherent group of very promising athletes in our own right. Thank you, Kate for your wonderfully enlightened and humorous spirit. You have a knack of making each one of us feel like a champion. Keep
on keeping us on track."
Although some of our members are now competing at GB age group level (triathlon and duathlon), we remain faithful to our original ethos of encouraging all abilities! Our main focus is social and many of our runs end up at the pub or cafe.
Our members have a range of interests, some prefering to run socially, some competing in a variety of events from the local parkrun to marathons and ultras. Many of us have also branched out in to duathlon and triathlon. We've teamed up with novice focused triathlon team RACING TNT and all our members are very welcome to participate in any of their sessions.
The SMILEY PACES are an informal Sheffield based womens running group.
We formed in November 2008 as a small group of like minded women up for a challenge and have morphed in to a large, diverse group of all ages and abilities. We are now well established on the Sheffield running scene and a very active ‘club’ at Sheffield HParkruns!