The postponed GPW Recruitment St Helens 10k run took place on Sunday 15th April with the run dedicated to the memory of Violet-Grace Youens who was tragically killed last year.
The flag ship event of the Steve Prescott Foundation was inspired by Steve Prescott MBE in his determination to enhance the health and fitness of the whole community. Over 2400 runners had registered for the run, with many taking the opportunity to raise funds for their chosen charities.
Team GPW had several staff members take part, who had been training hard for weeks, and their hard work paid off with some impressive personal best times.
1st Matthew Crehan of St Helens Sutton AC from Newton-le Willows in 31’ 21’’.
2nd Karl Taylor of Morpeth Harriers in 33’44’’
3rd James Allen of St Helens Striders third in 35’ 00’’
Winner of the men’s 40+ was Francois Rafferty, with Simon Rogers winner of M50+ and men’s 60+ winner was Alan Joyce of Knowsley Harriers.
1st Kelly Hamilton of St Helens Striders in a time of 40’18’’
2nd Jennifer Houghton of Kirby Milers in 41’24’’
3rd Louise Blizzard of Warrington AC in 41’47’’
Louise was also first in the F40+ category with Janice McDonnell first in F50+ and female 60+ winner was Pauline Horsfall of Widnes Running Club
“Another fantastic St Helens 10k, thank you to everyone who supported and made this year’s races a success. We have been delighted to support this event for a 7th year and are already looking forward to supporting next year’s race” comments GPW Operations Director Gary Ward.
Online entries are now open for the GPW Recruitment St Helens 10k 2019 which takes place on Sunday 10th March 2019 https://www.sthelens10k.com/