Parking Arrangements for Race Day – Sunday 9th March 2014

With 1800 runners, as well as spectators and volunteers, we are expecting St Helens to be really busy on the morning of the race and one of the big questions people are asking is “where can we park?”!

We are pleased to say that all of the St Helens Council operated car parks, which are a short walk from Langtree Park via the Steve Prescott Bridge, will be open and available for everyone coming to run in or watch the 10k. Details of where these car parks are located can be found on the Council website via this link – http://www.sthelens.gov.uk/media/207882/town_centre_map.pdf.

Parking on any car parks other than those operated by the Council (Tesco, The Range, retail parks etc) is entirely at your own risk and may incur a parking charge.

Please Note – There will be no parking available for the general public at Langtree Park on the morning for the race.

 

How do I get my race number and timing chip?

Race packs, including numbers/timing chips, will be sent out to all runners in the post during the week commencing 24th February. The packs will contain all of the information you will need for the big race on 9th March.

Packs will be sent out in batches so please don’t worry if your friends and family receive their packs before you, however if you haven’t had anything from us the week before the race get in touch at info@sthelens10k.com.

PLEASE NOTE – Your race number and timing chip are one and the same thing!! If you look at the back of your race number you will see two plastic strips on either side – these are your timing chips. Please do not remove these from the number! You must wear your number throughout the race in order for your time to be registered.

GPW St Helens 10k Run Promotes Health Checks for Over 40s

St Helens Council has teamed up with the Steve Prescott Foundation to urge people to book their free NHS health check.

The council’s Public Health team was delighted to receive the foundation’s backing for its message that early detection of risks can make a huge difference to a person’s overall health.

Steve sadly passed away at the end of last year, aged just 39, after a brave battle against cancer. But his memory lives on through the tremendous work of the Steve Prescott Foundation, which has so far raised more than half million pounds for charity.

The foundation’s Martin Blondell said: “Steve spent his final years battling cancer and I can think of no finer tribute to his memory than as many people as possible taking preventative action to avert potentially serious health conditions.”

The national health checks programme helps to prevent heart disease, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease and helps to identify problems early and start treatments for people aged 40-74. Everyone in this age group will be invited for a check by their GP every five years, starting in April in St.Helens.

The focus is on prevention and early detection of the risk factors that can make a difference to overall health.  These include smoking, physical inactivity, obesity, blood pressure, blood fats and alcohol.

St Helens Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing Councillor Gareth Cross said: “Health checks are easy, straightforward and will be carried out by a trained health care professional.

“They include a range of questions about your general health, lifestyle and family history. Simple measurements such as height, weight, blood pressure and pulse will be taken to look for signs, symptoms and risk factors for a number of diseases.”

Once the health check is completed, everyone will be provided with health advice and support based on the results. If necessary, they will be referred to other specialists for treatment or other interventions.

For more information about the health check, please visit the NHS Health Checks page on www.nhs.uk or alternatively contact your GP.

How do I get my race number and timing chip?

Race packs, including numbers/timing chips, will be sent out to all runners in the post during the week commencing 24th February. The packs will contain all of the information you will need for the big race on 9th March.

Packs will be sent out in batches so please don’t worry if your friend and family receive their packs before you, however if you haven’t had anything from us the week before the race get in touch at info@sthelens10k.com.

PLEASE NOTE – Your race number and timing chip are one and the same thing!! If you look at the back of your race number you will see two plastic strips on either side – these are your timing chips. Please do not remove these from the number! You must wear your number throughout the race in order for your time to be registered.

Chalon Court Hotel Offer 10k Runners Great Deal

As well as having a record number of runners in this years GPW Recruitment St Helens 10k we also have a lot of people who are traveling to St Helens to take part in the race, and we’re please to announce that the town’s top hotel will be offering a special discount rate for our out of town runners.

Chalon Court Hotel, which is located just minutes walk from the start and finish point at Langtree Park, are offering a rate of just £50 per room including breakfast for anyone staying at the hotel on Saturday 8th March when they quote “Steve Prescott Foundation” on booking. Why not take advantage of this great deal and grab a few more precious minutes of sleep before tackling North Road!

The Steve Prescott Foundation and the GPW Recruitment St Helens 10k organisers would like to thank the Chalon Court Hotel for the support!

I’ve entered the 2014 10k. How will I get my race number & timing chip?

Firstly, thanks for entering! We will be sending race numbers/timing chips to all runners in the 2 weeks leading up to the run on 9th March. They will be sent to the postal address that you provided when  you registered, so if you have moved in the meantime be sure to let us know your new details. You can drop us an email at info@sthelens10k.com.

It’s also worth mentioning that your race number and timing chip are one and the same thing! When you get your number have a look on the back and you should see 2 thin plastic strips on it. These are your timing chips so please don’t remove them, and make sure you are wearing your number all the way round the course so that your time can be registered.