- Created: Wednesday, 16 May 2018 09:24
The 4th St Helens Triathlon will take place on the 9th September 2018. Organisers the Steve Prescott Foundation (SPF) in association with event management team BeUrBest Ltd are delighted to continue their partnership with main sponsors Handepay for this prestigious annual event in the Triathlon calendar. The inaugural St Helens triathlon was held in 2015 with the realisation of Steve Prescott’s dream for a Triathlon to take place in St Helens.
The continued support of Handepay, a card processing company based in Haydock, ensures the continuation of this event. The SPF is Handepay’s nominated charity and they have raised over £21k to date, with a pledge to take this to £30k with a series of fundraising events. Handepay staff have also participated in the St Helens 10k, the Triathlon and the annual Walk for Precky from St Helens to Old Trafford and has also provided invaluable volunteer marshals to these events.
Andy Peake, managing director of Handepay, says: ‘We are still dedicated to raising money and supporting the great work of the Steve Prescott Foundation. We are delighted to be able to sponsor and take part in this challenging local event for a second year.’
Rainford based BeUrBest Ltd who will again be managing the event are also providers of performance enhancing coaching and training to help individuals and teams achieve their goals. Terry Bates says that the BeUrBest team are proud to be associated with the SPF and to lay on this unique Triathlon challenge for both Sprint and Standard distances for the 4th time.
An official Triathlon England event with split transitions starting at Eccleston Mere and finishing in the grounds of Rainford High Technology College, we advise early entry to take up the reduced fees and allow training time for this unique race on Sunday 9th September. Terry, who is also Head Coach of St Helens Tri Club who provide volunteers as well as many competitors for the event, runs many training sessions through the week in the local areas.
St Helens Council Sports Development Officer Gemma Harkness said. “The St Helens Triathlon is a fantastic event for local people to get fit, try something new and support a worthy cause.”
The event has attracted over 200 participants from all over the UK in each of the first three years.
Matthew Berridge-James of Pheasant Equities owners of Eccleston Mere said,
"Pheasant Equities are delighted to support The Steve Prescott Foundation in its tenth anniversary year. We are so pleased to see Eccleston Mere being utilised for a community event that is now established in the Triathlon calendar."
Martin Blondel, general manager of the SPF said. ‘The Steve Prescott Foundation is delighted to continue the partnership with Handepay. Their support and dedication to this prestigious event is invaluable. It’s a real pleasure to work with such a dedicated and enthusiastic team. Handepay staff go above and beyond by actively taking part in the event and providing volunteers too.’
Early bird prices are currently available for a limited time only.
Sprint distance (750m/20km/5km) £45 BTF/BE Members, non members £50
Standard distance (1.5km/40km/10km) £50 BTF/BE Members, non members £55
You can register for The Handepay St Helens Triathlon 2018 at http://sthelenstriathlon.org
Or at http://www.beurbest.com
Each participant will receive a commemorative Handepay Triathlon 2018 medal and a Goody Bag
The cycle phase of the triathlon starts at Eccleston Mere and tackles the famous challenge of “Shaley Brow” into Orrell and back down past the Lancashire Manor Hotel through Crawford Village then into Rainford High School, who will host the second transition area. The standard ( Olympic) triathletes will head back out to Crank for another loop of the cycling course with the sprint triathletes setting out from the school onto a 5km course around Rainford. On completion of the 25 mile bike ride the standard triathletes will attempt the Rainford 10k run course to the finish.
Open water swimming training at Eccleston Mere will take place from Friday 11th May then weekly every Monday evening from 1800 leading up to the event. A full safety brief will be given before entry at 1830. Terry Bates and the BeUrBest team will offer all participants expert coaching and training in preparation for the event. Full changing facilities are available and a nominal fee will be charged with profits going to the Steve Prescott Foundation.
The SPF would also like offer sincere thanks to Handepay for their sponsorship and to Terry Bates and the BeUrBest Team and Tecmark for their support and advice.
Thank you to St Helens Tri Club, Pilkington Sailing Club, Pheasant Equities, St Helens Council, Inspire Risk Management Group, Bubble Customised Clothing, Swindells Roofing, St Helens Scaffold, Timpsons, Vinyline and Rainford High Technology College for making this event happen.
Events like this can only happen with the fantastic support of volunteer marshals for Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th September. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Info@steveprescottfoundation.co.uk or firstname.lastname@example.org
There are several sponsorship opportunities available for local companies to support the St Helens Triathlon. For further details contact Martin Blondel on 07971792859