On the 10th September 2017, the Steve Prescott Foundation (SPF) will host the 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.
The SPF is delighted to continue with the amazing support of Handepay, a card processing company based in Haydock. The SPF is Handepay’s nominated charity and they and they have pledged to raise a further £20,000 over the course of the next year. Last year they raised over £13,000 with a series of fundraising events including ‘The Grand Final Walk’, where staff walked 18 miles from Haydock to Old Trafford for the Rugby League Grand Final.
Andy Peake, managing director of Handepay, says: ‘It’s a pleasure to be able to continue to raise money and support the great work of the Steve Prescott Foundation. We are thrilled to be able to sponsor such a challenging local event that was Steve Prescott’s dream.’
St Helens Council Sports Development Officer Gemma Webster said. “The St Helens Triathlon is a fantastic event for local people to get fit, try something new and support a worthy cause.”
“Sports Development are currently working with British Triathlon and St Helens Tri club to develop a beginners' triathlon programme, culminating in a summer 'Go Tri' event. We are building on our successful Couch to 5k model, providing an opportunity to try the different elements and take part in a very short version, a great practise event before the St.Helens Triathlon!”
Matthew Berridge- James of Pheasant Equities owners of Eccleston Mere said,
"Pheasant Equities are delighted to support The Steve Prescott Foundation in it's 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."
The event has attracted over 200 participants from all over the UK in each of the first two years.
Martin Blondel, the general manager of the Steve Prescott Foundation, described the event as the hardest logistical challenge in the foundation’s history.
The SPF would like to offer sincere thanks to Handepay for their sponsorship and to also to Terry Bates (Be Ur Best) and Tecmark for their support and advice.
Thank you to St Helens Tri Club, Pheasant Equities, St Helens Council, Inspire Risk Management Group, Pilkington Sailing Club, Swindells Roofing, St Helens Scaffold, Timpsons, Vinyline and Rainford High School for making this event happen.