Student’s footage on BBC national news


Pictures filmed by MA Sports Journalism student Iain Pearce have appeared on the BBC national news, Look North and the BBC website.

Iain was filming the Sheffield half marathon which was dramatically cancelled because of a lack of water – although thousands of runners completed the course anyway.

“I was hanging around waiting for the start when it became obvious that something wasn’t quite right, so I filmed everything. I didn’t realise at the time but I got the race organiser receiving the news, she slumped down as the PA announced the cancellation,” said Iain.

His footage for a story about the event was the most viewed on the BBC website.

Second year students spent the morning after the half marathon interviewing former Sports Minister and Sheffield MP Richard Caborn and sports journalist Alan Biggs who ran the half marathon.


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