On the 10th March the Totally Wicked Stadium will once again host the GPW Recruitment St Helens 10k Run.
This will be the 8th annual 10k which has come along way since its the early days of Birchley Street Car Park.
Organisers of the 10k are once again anticipating over 2000 athletes of all shapes,sizes and ability from competitive runners to walkers, the 10k has became the biggest fundraising event in the borough.
Peter Starling, a 21 year old from Beverley recently completed the spectacular Polar Night Half Marathon in Norway on the 6th January 2018, raising funds for the Steve Prescott Foundation (SPF).
Peter said. ‘As I have been a Hull FC fan from the age of 6, I was a huge fan of Steve's during his time at the club because of his true professionalism. I had the honour of meeting Steve outside the Castleford Tigers ground after an away game there one year. I admire all the challenges that Steve and other members of his foundation went on to complete especially considering the condition of Steve's health, which has inspired me to take some challenges on myself.’
The Steve Prescott Foundation is to donate a further £10,000 to the Rugby League Benevolent fund for the care and rehabilitation of Mose Masoe.
The former St Helens forward will not play again after suffering a serious spinal injury ahead of the new season with Hull KR.
Registration is still open for the 10 year anniversary GPW Recruitment St Helens 10k run 2020 which takes place on Sunday 1st March. The event is open for runners age 16 and over. We are encouraging runners to sign up as soon as possible to ensure their place in this year’s event. Entries close on Friday 21st February 2020 or when race capacity of 2500 is reached. Registration costs £22 until the 31st January and £25 from the 1st February.
This exciting challenge is for a maximum of 80 cyclists, to cycle from the Arighi Bianchi car park in Macclesfield up to the Cat & Fiddle car park and return to the Arighi Bianchi car park 24 times.
Using an estimate that the average cyclist would take 70 minutes per loop (there and back) the event will involve 28 hours of cycling over a total of 38 hours, allowing for 10 hours rest in a nearby hotel.
After due diligence we have decided to open this challenge up to Tag Teams – Therefore you and a partner can tackle “Everest” and alternate your assault on the Cat & Fiddle summit. The Tag Team will be two people.
We are delighted to announce that The Steve Prescott Foundation (SPF) will be hosting an afternoon with World Sporting Icon Sugar Ray Leonard at Sutton Leisure Centre, St Helens on Sunday 22nd March.
Sugar Ray Leonard was world champion in five different weight categories and is arguably one of the most famous sporting names in the world.
The Glass Horse in St Helens is giving customer a chance to take on bush tucker trials and meet creepy crawlies when they hold an Australian Theme day on Saturday 24 January in a bid to help raise money for The Steve Prescott Foundation. In 1995 the first Hungry Horse pubs opened and twenty years on the chain has gone from strength to strength, providing good food, outstanding value and an inviting atmosphere for the whole family in over 220 pubs. The site on Sherdley Road, St Helens will be celebrating their first birthday over the Easter Weekend.
Ben & Gaynor's Story
In October 2014 we went to Rhodes for a two week holiday before the end of the summer season . One day we went to Rhodes Town ( North of the Island ) and started to walk on the main road next to the sea. The sun was shining so we decided to carry on walking to make the most of the beautiful views and the weather. A few hours later we were still walking ( and in Flip Flops ! ) and stopped off at the beach to have a drink . We both walked towards the edge of the sea to take in the breathtaking views and to have a good look in the distance just to see how far we had walked . It was one of those moments where you could just have a moment to yourself and think about life and where it is going. Gaynor then turns to me and says " Ben I have an idea for next year." A big smile was on Gaynors face and I knew she was about to tell me something big .
2016 is a milestone year for the Steve Prescott Foundation (SPF) as we expect to reach the million pound milestone of donations to our nominated charities Try Assist, the Christie and the SPF Special Causes Fund.
We are delighted to announce details of the latest epic challenge inspired by Steve Prescott MBE. The Everest Base Camp Challenge 2016 sponsored by the Manchester based Spectrum Group, a leading supplier of support services in the construction and rail sectors follows on from the fantastic success of the Spectrum Kilimanjaro Challenge of 2015 which raised over £150,000 for the SPF.
A party of climbers led by SPF Trustee Ade Cunliffe will set off on their adventure on 13th October and return to the UK on 28th October. Personalities already pledging to undertake this challenge are St Helens actor Michael Parr who plays bad boy Ross Barton in ITV’s Emmerdale and rugby league legends Lee Briers, Barrie McDermott, Alan Hunte, Chico Jackson, Mike Wainwright, Ade Gardner, Iestyn Harris and Neil Harmon.
Mike Parr has been shortlisted for best Serial Drama Performance at the National Television Awards 2016 and says ‘We will try and raise as much money as possible by climbing the biggest mountain in the world. It’s going to be challenging but hopefully the money we raise will change people’s lives.’ Each of the climbers agrees to raise minimum of £4500 for the SPF. Some of the ladies who successfully conquered Kilimanjaro have also signed up for the trek including Jenna Brough, Janet Caldwell and Hayley Russell.
The party will arrive in Kathmandu and then face an eleven day trek to Nepal Everest Base Camp and then continue to "Kala Pattar" to reach a finishing height of 5645 meters above sea level. The Everest Base Camp trek is one of the most popular trekking routes in the Himalayas and is visited by thousands of trekkers each year. The trek is considered strenuous and will be a test of fitness, stamina and determination for all the climbers in the true spirit of Steve Prescott.
The Steve Prescott Foundation are delighted to announce a partnership with Maxilead Metals who are one of the largest family owned and operated scrap metal recycling companies in the North West. With over 20 years experience, Maxilead Metals are industry specialists. Operating from a £3.5 million, state of the art recycling centre.
The partnership will see Maxilead headline the forthcoming Afternoon with World Sporting Icon Sugar Ray Leonard on the 22nd March at Sutton High Leisure Centre St Helens.
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