The 10th annual GPW Recruitment St Helens 10k run took place on Sunday 1st March despite gusts of wind of over 35mph. The 10k run is organised by the Steve Prescott Foundation (SPF) in association with principal sponsor GPW Recruitment. It was a real privilege to welcome former St Helens RFC player and Rugby Football League Benevolent Fund beneficiary Tony Atherton and The Mayor of St Helens Councillor Janet Johnson to start the race of 1794 runners from the Totally Wicked Stadium.
The Steve Prescott Foundation’s latest gruelling challenge will feature a young man bidding to honour his mother’s dying wishes.
James Watmough has vowed to repay the love and support Linzi Prescott gave to MaryAnne Day, by competing in this summer’s 450-mile Tower to Tower cycle from Paris to Blackpool.
Worlds most consecutive rugby passes
Saturday 26th May 2018
Doors open: 1.00pm
Liverpool St Helens RUFC Moss Lane, St. Helens, WA11 7PL
Saturday 16th June 2018
7.00PM till late (Dinner served at 7.30PM)
Totally Wicked StadiumSt. Helens RFC, McManus Drive, St. Helens, WA9 3AL
Rainford Labour Club organised a fund raising in aid of the Steve Prescott Foundation in memory of John Fairclough who was a retired customs & excise officer based at Manchester Airport and a former chairman of Rainford Labour Club. He was also Saints season ticket holder for many years. John was a well liked man who did so much for the community. John very sadly passed away after a short illness of lung disease on 22nd Feb 2015, age 61. John is survived by his daughter Becky, brothers Brian, Mark and Simon and sister Joan.
One of the event organisers Jeanie Rosbotham was successful in securing £1000 worth in matched funding by from Barclays Bank.
Newton Cricket Club presented a £750 to the SPF at the recent GPW Recruitment St Helens 10k Run. Ian Walkden who organises the Newton CC annual dinner each November said, ''The money was initially raised at the Club's Annual Dinner which was attended by 180 people and we already have a date in our diary for 2016.''
This Saturday, Thatto Heath Crusaders will take on North Wales Crusaders in the Fourth Round of the Coral Challenge Cup.
Thatto Heath Crusaders and Steve Prescott Foundation Chairman, Mike Denning, will be cycling from the home of North Wales Crusaders, Queensway Stadium to Crusader Park the home of Thatto Heath ARLFC.
On the 10th September 2017, the Steve Prescott Foundation (SPF) will host the Handepay St Helens Triathlon. The inaugural triathlon was held in 2015 when the SPF finally made Steve Prescott’s dream for a Triathlon in St Helens become a reality.
AJ Mussell, family and friends will cycle 215 miles from Rainford Village to London on Saturday 23rd April and then run 26.2 miles round the streets of London on the 24th April in the London Marathon.
AJ said, "My Mum has suffered from Cancer twice. In 2012 she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and in 2014 she was diagnosed with breast cancer.
Rhino Gladiator is a new Mud Obstacle event that is taking place at Shoots Delph Farm, Moss Bank, Nr St Helens on August 13th & 14th that includes 3 events, 30 plus obstacle challenges and Real Life former England Rugby Legends as Gladiators. The Gladiators include Paul Sculthorpe, Adrian Morley, Ewan Dowes, Wayne Godwin, Keith Senior and Gareth Carvell.
Martin Offiah MBE and Linzi Prescott will conduct the draw for the fifth round of the Coral Challenge Cup at Boxpark, the ultimate fanzone for fans travelling to Wembley Stadium for Cup Final Day on August 24.
The draw will be held on Monday April 1st (7.00pm), as the first four Super League clubs join this year’s competition – Hull Kingston Rovers, Leeds Rhinos, London Broncos and Salford Red Devils – alongside the winners of the 12 fourth round ties being played on the weekend of March 30-31.
Richard Morton, a 41 year old Salford Red Devils fan has successfully secured a place in the Virgin London Marathon on 24th April and is raising funds for and awareness of the SPF. Mortgage Consultant Richard lives in Flixton, Manchester and is married with two young boys.
“As a dedicated Salford fan of over 30 years I watched Steve play on many occasions (though was unfortunately too young to have seen his dad play for my team). Like Steve I passionately love everything about Rugby League and I too have two young boys. My wife has benefited from the wonderful care that Christie’s provides for thousands of people every year.
Craig Holland is a 24 year old from St. Helens and a massive Saints fan. He has just starting out as a Rugby League referee as he used to play and wanted to keep within the game. Throughout 2015 Craig ran a total of ten 10k runs in aid of Cancer Research UK.
His plans for 2016 is to set himself an even more impressive challenge and run a 10k at each of the locations of all the Super League teams and also in Newcastle the location of the Magic Weekend. He will be doing this in aid of the Steve Prescott Foundation as he lost his mum to cervical cancer when he was eleven years old. Craig says ' Steve is recognised over the rugby league family, I will do this to honour him'.
The Steve Prescott Foundation is delighted to form a partnership with Endurance Sports headed up by director Mike James in the inaugural St Helens Rhino Gladiator event this summer.
A team of Rugby League legends will be taking on the public of St Helens in an exciting new mud run event. Paul Sculthorpe MBE, former Wigan star Wayne Godwin, retired Salford Red Devils and Warrington captain Adrian Morley, former Leeds Rhino prop Ewan Dowes and former Great Britain internationals Garreth Carvell and Keith Senior are just a few of the stars confirmed to get down and dirty as part of the event on 13th and 14th August 2016 at Shoots Delph Farm, Moss Bank.
St Helens Council’s Sports Development team is inviting golf enthusiasts to swing into action at a charity golf day on Friday 13 May, 2016, at Houghwood Golf Club.
Now in its second year, the St Helens Sports Development Youth Sports Programme Golf Day - in partnership with the Steve Prescott Foundation - is an 18 hole, four ball competition where the two best scores count, but contains four mystery holes where all four scores are recorded.
Last year, a total of £2579.68 was raised and split between St Helens Council’s Youth Sport Programme and the Steve Prescott Foundation. As a result, young people aged 14 to 24 were able to access fitness activities with qualified tutors for free.
The price of the golf day costs £160 per team (£40 per person) which includes a bacon roll with tea or coffee on arrival, 18 holes of golf - and a meal following the end of play.
Wakefield Trinity Wildcats fans Matt Wood and Matthew Spiers are taking on an enormous challenge inspired by former St Helens, Hull FC and Wakefield Wildcats legend Steve Prescott MBE. The duo leave from the Wakefield Wildcats ground on Wednesday 6th of July covering around 900 miles in 10 days arriving at Perpignan Friday 15th of July ready to watch Wakefield take on Catalan Dragons on Saturday 16th of July.
Kevin Wright plans to run the Rutland Marathon on 18th September and raise funds and awareness of the Steve Prescott Foundation. Kevin has been a serving member of the Royal Navy since 1998, specializing in Communications and Information Systems. This role has seen him deploy around the world in a variety of roles, from anti-piracy tasking to offering humanitarian aid following tropical storms and other natural disasters.
Former amateur rugby league player Andrew Devaynes has set himself a formidable challenge as he plans to cycle from Lands End to John o'Groats setting off on 20th May. He will complete the 930 mile route over seven days raising funds and awareness for the Steve Prescott Foundation on the way.
Andrew says, ‘I am 34 years old, married with two daughters and currently studying towards a PhD. I played rugby league for Clockface Miners ARLFC for 10 years and represented Edge Hill University in the Challenge Cup in 2011.
Neil Farrow Managing Director of Spectrum leads by example and not only completed the impressively successful Kilimanjaro Challenge 2015 which raised over £150,000 for the Steve Prescott Foundation(SPF) but has already signed up for the Everest Challenge for 2016 alongside fellow director David de Livio. The latest epic challenge inspired by the late Steve Prescott MBE former St Helens and Hull FC Great Britain rugby league international is sponsored by the Manchester based Spectrum Group, a leading supplier of support services in the Construction and Rail Sectors.
The Steve Prescott Foundation (SPF) is delighted to announce two major signings for 2018 and welcome on board Team K3 Zadara as main sponsor for the Race Across Europe (RACE) 2018. An impressive 8 man team representing the SPF will tackle the gruelling 3000 mile cycling endurance race starting on the 3rd July 2018. The challenge is to cycle nonstop, 24 hours a day, to set a 6 day record for the event. The aim for the team is to raise a massive £60k for the SPF and raise awareness of the charity.
Due to the freezing weather conditions the organisers of the planned GPW Recruitment St Helens 10k Run on Sunday 4th March 2018 has been postponed. The decision has been made following discussions with GPW Recruitment, the Steve Prescott Foundation, St Helens RFC, St Helens Council, TDL events and other relevant parties. The 2k Fun Run at Victoria Park on Saturday 3rd March is also postponed.
The GPW Recruitment St Helens 10k Run has been rescheduled for Sunday 15th April 2018. The 2k Fun Run will now take place on Saturday 14th April at Victoria Park. All registrations will be valid for these dates. Thank you to all parties involved in the events for their understanding.
John was a retired customs and excise officer and Chairman of Rainford Labour Club.
He was an avid Saints fan, season ticket holder and admired Steve Prescott on and especially off the field.
It was John's wish to support the SPF and £500 was raised at his funeral.
The SPF would like to thank all family and friends who donated and we look forward to working alongside the family and Rainford Labour Club in keeping John's memory alive.
NCC staff present The Steve Prescott Foundation with the cheque.
Inspired by the legacy of Steve Prescott, local distance learning provider NCC Home Learning rallied for his cause.
Their staff took on everything from a 30 mile charity cycle, to a sport themed fun day, helping to raise over £1000 for the Foundation.
And success for Steve ended on a sweet note as NCC staff presented us with the cash at the glitzy afternoon with boxing icons Sugar Ray Leonard and Martin Murray at Sutton Leisure centre.
The Steve Prescott Foundation would like to thank GPW Recruitment for their fantastic continued sponsorship of the St Helens 10k. The 7th annual St Helens 10k was run on Sunday in atrocious wet weather. The flag ship event of the SPF was inspired by Steve Prescott in his determination to enhance the health and fitness of the whole community.
St Helens Council Sports Development team is calling for local sports clubs and local people, to help get up to 4000 people in St Helens more active over the next three years.
The Community Sports Project funded through Sport England will see local clubs and community groups offered the chance to work with trained Sports Activators for Free, to help set-up, run and maintain new sports sessions in local venues, with facility hire, equipment and training costs for volunteers and coaches all covered.
40 miles in less than 24 hours over the North Yorkshire moors from Scarth Wood Moor, Osmotherley, across the North Yorkshire Moors, ending on the North Sea coast at Ravenscar.
St Ann's Church of England Primary School in Rainhill, have a STAR Day once a year to raise money for a charity. This year they picked the Steve Prescott Foundation to be their chosen charity. Throughout the day, the staff and pupils did lots of different things to raise money.
ON the 28th December 2013 at Hattons Solicitors Crusader Park the lads and lasses of Thatto Heath Crusaders ARLFC came together to enjoy the festive Season and raise funds for the Steve Prescott Foundation.
At The Impressive Berrington Hall 27th March
On Thursday 27th March Berrington Hall Rainford are staging a Sportsmans Dinner with all funds going to the Steve Prescott Foundation.
Hosted by Karl Kirkpatrick the Evening with have Britains Got Talent Comedian Leslie Gibson and the legend that is Alex Murphy OBE.
Plus SPF Ambassadors & Special Guests from the Askvas Walk for Precky will also be present.
You will receive a Three Course Sumptious Meal plus Coffee & Mints all for 30 pound per person.
We only have 2 Tables left.
Great event supports SPF
On Saturday March 8th 2014, St Helens Got Talent hosted at Theatre Royal St Helens held a bucket collection that raised a phenomenal £260
Lifelong Hull FC fan Clive Reuben passed away on 3rd February aged 67. Due to Clive's admiration of Steve's strength during illness, his charity work and also being a fantastic full back for Hull FC, his family have decided to ask for donations to the Steve Prescott foundation. Clive would have been very proud in doing this.
They raised a phenomenal £810 and his son Danny presented the cheque to Martin Blondel (SPF) and SPF ambassadors Mark Halsey & Lee Briers.
Martin Blondel said "We would like to thank the Reuben family for thinking of the SPF at this sad time. It is incredible the amount of many that was raised, it just shows how well thought of Clive & Steve are in the Hull Community!"
Three Musketeers & D'Artagnan face epic challenge!
SPF Ambassadors take on Virgin London Marathon
Following in Steve Prescott’s footsteps SPF Ambasssador’s Barrie McDermott, Shaun Briscoe, George Riley and Terry O’Connor will be taking on the Virgin London Marathon 13th April.
The Chapel House Cycling Club began with a charity event that was held in August 2011. Over two days, a group of lads from Great Sankey got together to raise money for The Warrington Wolves Foundation by riding from the Cumbrian coast to the east coast of Northumbria.
The event was such a success that in June 2012, the group staged another coast to coast ride, in Ireland. By this time the group had grown in numbers and that year there were 38 cyclists including Marie and Ruth on a Tandem! We started in Dublin and over two days rode across the country to the city of Galway in the process raising £10,000 for St Rocco's Hospice and the Warrington Wolves foundation.
#TeamPrecky a team of over 50 runners of the GPW St Helens 10k last week pledged to raise funds and awareness of the Steve Prescott Foundation. The 6th running of the 10k saw 2000 people run in snow and sunshine and cheered along the route by the St Helens community.
The team included several novice 10k runners, a PMP survivor, a PGA golfer and a former rugby league player. Many of the team successfully raised £120 for the SPF and received a limited edition special SPF Million Pound Hoody as a token of appreciation.
Phil Archer, 43, Warrington based PGA European Tour and Challenge tour golfer took part in his second St Helens 10k at the weekend. Phil achieved his personal target and ran an improved time of 45’ 44’’.
Phil also raised over £500 for the Steve Prescott Foundation in the process.
The Steve Prescott Foundation would like to thank GPW Recruitment for their fantastic continued sponsorship of the St Helens 10k. The 6th annual St Helens 10k was run on Mothering Sunday in snowy conditions but the 2000 runners arrived at the finish at Langtree Park in bright sunshine. SPF ambassador Andy Reid set the runners on their way and the Mayor and Mayoress Cllrs Stephen and Lyn Glover were on hand to present the awards. First across the line was Jake Littlehales of Stockport Harriers AC in a time of 32’47’’. First lady to finish was Catherine Howard of Knowsley Harriers in 37’14’’.
Steve Prescott Foundation (SPF) ambassador Jimmy Gittins is taking part in the Three Peaks Million Pound Year celebration in June. Jimmy, a former Dewsbury and Wakefield Wildcats player had an injury playing rugby league for Sharlston ARLFC in 2002, resulting in him breaking his neck in two places and leaving him paralysed from the chest down. The initial prognosis was that Jimmy would never walk again and he would lose his independence. But, after nine months of undergoing intense physiotherapy, he regained partial movement in his arms and legs.
Dean Simpson of EODiwear® has been in touch with the Steve Prescott Foundation and has very kindly donated a bespoke pair of sunglasses for each of the 42 climbers who are taking part in the Spectrum Everest Base Camp Challenge which sets off in October.
The top quality sunglasses will provide essential eye protection for everyone. For anyone going walking or climbing at high altitude it's essential to wear good quality sunglasses or goggles because on mountains the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays are easily underestimated, with a high risk of sunburn and ultimately skin cancer and eye cataracts. Because mountain air is cool, it gives a false sense of security about the sunlight. But the higher the altitude, the greater the ultraviolet (UV) radiation, because there is less atmosphere to screen out the harmful rays.
The Steve Prescott Foundation ambassador Andy Reid has signed up for the SPF Three Peaks Celebration Challenge which takes place on 18th June.
2016 sees the Steve Prescott Foundation pass the Million Pound mark in donations to charitable causes. We are delighted that Andy will be joining us to celebrate the life of Steve Prescott MBE and the incredible legacy he has left behind. Andy is a fantastic inspiration to everyone who meets him.
The Steve Prescott Foundation is really delighted to announce that the Pro Event Dolls are joining the SPF Three Peaks Million Pound Year Challenge in June and are raising funds for the SPF in the process.
A total of 19 ladies led by Sarah Elston will join the Prescott family, SPF ambassadors, supporters and RL celebrities for the 23 mile challenge and the celebration weekend .The team of dancers have supported the SPF from the inception of the charity having been inspired by Steve Prescott MBE. This includes the 2007 Long Walk Home, the 2008 Walk for Cancer, the 2009 Carnegie Challenge and the 2010 Celebrity Darts Challenge. They also provided glamour and assistance at SPF boxing events League At War, Netflights League at War 2, Battle at the Batley Frontier and the recent Sugar Ray Leonard Dinner.
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Six novice runners are already one step ahead of the field for the Morrisons Great Manchester Run after receiving expert help from Marathon world record holder, Paula Radcliffe.
The six 'Radcliffe Great Runners' were given top training tips before taking part in a warm-up routine with the athletics legend.
The special session was designed to help get the women in shape for Europe's biggest 10k Run through the streets of Manchester on Sunday 10 May.
The six lucky ladies mentored by Paula are:
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The Steve Prescott Foundation would like to congratulate all the runners who took part in the 5th St Helens 10k Run on Sunday 8th March. A record 1740 runners completed the race in wet conditions, but the spirits weren’t dampened as they encountered the tough course which started and finished at Langtree Park. The UKA affiliated event was won by John Ashcroft of Liverpool Harriers AC in a time of 32minutes and 36 seconds. Sarah Cumber from Halifax Harriers crossed the finish line in 38:27 to lift the womens crown.
In the men's race, John Ashcroft from Liverpool Harriers AC made a welcome return to the event and completed the new course in 32:35. Karl Taylor from Morpeth Harriers was 2nd male in 33:27. Last years winner Jake Littlehales from Stockport finished in 33:38. In the Ladies event, Sarah Cumber from Halifax Harriers crossed the finish line in 38:27 which will stand as the new course record for Females. Vicky Unsworth from Liverpool finished in 2nd in 38:59, whilst Rachael Fairclough from St Helens Striders secured 3rd place on home ground in 41:25. Vets results as follows:Ladies V35 Sharon Samson 41:32V40 Jeanette Fisher 46:05V45 Michelle Liddle 43:15V50 Yvonne Neary 52:42V55 Carol Foster 49:09 Men'sV40 Mike Golbourne 36:21V45 Andrew Parkinson 38:00V50 John Greenall 37:21V55 Geoff Parr 42:53V60 Anthony Metcalf 41:17
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are offering the following Lucky Square Prize Draw for the St Helens 10k Run.
To buy a Lucky Square and the opportunity to win some great prizes please go under the North Stand at Langtree Park before and after the 10k Race.
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Lands End to John O'Groats! 1 Day, 2 days any time get involved!
There will be no overnight stays in a hotel, it is 24 hours for 12 days non stop walking!
Former St Helens, Hull and Wakefield Wildcats rugby league international Steve Prescott MBE passed away on the 9th November 2013. He spent seven years battling Pseudomyxoma Peritonei, a rare form of abdomen cancer. He was an incredibly inspirational person and his legacy will continue with fundraising events for the Steve Prescott Foundation (SPF) which supports the Christie Hospital, the Rugby League Benevolent Fund and the Oxford Intestinal Unit.
Due to overwhelming demand we have managed to produce 50 more commemorative St Helens 10k Run Medals.
Fantastic quality and beautifully designed the medals are available for £7 plus £3 p&p.
Any medals that were ordered before the 10k Race and not picked up as advertised after the race are now available to be picked up at Hattons Solicitors Office Victoria Square St Helens.
There is a list with people's names who did not collect the medal from the SPF Charity Stall.
If you have difficulty picking up the medal please email email@example.com
We have limited stock left of Large & Extra Large shirts available from the GPW Recruitment St Helens 10k Run.
The Shirts are just £7 plus £3 P&P
Great gesture from Hull FC & St Helens RFC
1500 Runner Mark Smashed 1800 Capacity!
Inaugural Match West Hull v Leigh Miners
Immense Constant Support!
Service & Game to celebrate life of Steve Prescott MBE
Tremendous Creation by Timpsons!
SPF elated to announce sponsors for LEJOG!
Lands End to John O'Groats! 1 Day, 2 days anytime get involved!
Awesome support that is integral to a successful 10k Run!
Ease the Tired after tackling North Road.
Truly Extraordinary Individual Recognised Forever!
Free NHS Checks for 40 - 74 yr old proactive than reactive!
Statement of Intent to cure PMP
Thank you to all who made the 10k Run Extra Special.
Martin Murray & Lee Atherton tremendous day!
In January 2014 the St Helens Star run a 20-page supplement celebrating the life of Steve. If you missed it, you can download a copy to keep here.
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A BOXING event staged by Martin Murray & Lee Atherton proved a smash hit for the Steve Prescott Foundation.
The ‘Biff N Nark’ event, held at Langtree Park last November, which saw boxing enthusiasts slug it out in the ring, raked in £5,000 for the charity.
Fingerpost middleweight fighter Martin, pictured with daughter, Amelia, is an ambassador for the SPF.
Bouts of various weights and sizes took place with the main theme on entertaining the 300 strong crowd!
Martin Blondel manager of The Steve Prescott Foundation said "Lee & Martin put on quite a show, it was a fantastic event which raised a lot of money for the SPF. All the fighters showed great courage and were dignified out of the ring. Inside the ring they were like caged animals and put their hearts and soul in to the bouts. We cannot thank them all enough for their courage and support!"
Thanks to St Helens Star for the picture.
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