BBC Radio Sheffield Editor Martyn Weston has thanked journalism student Iain Pearce for his coverage of the half marathon fiasco.
Iain’s pictures of runners setting off on the race, which was officially called off, were shown on the national BBC news as well as Look North and the BBC website Look North gave Iain an on-screen credit for his pictures.
Martyn Weston said: “To have him on the start line with a Sheffield Hallam camera was a god send. He helped the BBC News operation both nationally and for Look North in gathering the only shots of the cancellation and then the marathon runners starting off. Sky and ITV had nothing.”