Debbie Smith

- Tell us a little about yourself...
Co-owner of Accelerate Running store. A highly competitive nature and a never-give-in attitude has lead to many podium places in 24hr mountain biking, adventure racing and off-road running. Completed many ultra races, the highlight being Tour du Mont Blanc.

- Where's your favourite outdoor spot in Sheffield?
Bell Hagg crags – I grew up in Crosspool and we were constantly in this area as kids, building dens and climbing on the rocks. For me now it is just the prefect running area – you are right on the edge of Sheffield but can run all the way to the Peak District without running on any roads. The views across Sheffield are amazing.

- What, for you, makes Sheffield the ideal "Outdoor City"?
I can run from my door onto amazing trails whilst still discovering new trails all the time. Sheffield open spaces provide an endless playground for runs.