Triathlon competitors hit the ground running

ST HELENS STAR | Vickie Scullard
Winner Mark Ashton

SPORTS men and women hit the ground running for St Helen's second annual triathlon.

More than 200 competitors from across the UK endured the tough multi-discipline event of running, cycling and swimming.

The triathlon, sponsored by Tabern Property Consultants in association with bocboc of St Helens, took place last Sunday and began with a swim in Eccleston Mere, a challenging cycle up Shaley Brow and a run starting from Rainford High School.

It was organised by the Steve Prescott Foundation, named after the town's best loved rugby league star who bravely battled a rare form of abdominal cancer for seven years. The former Saints fullback died in 2013 aged 39 following a multi-organ transplant — but not before setting up the foundation in his name, which raises money for the Rugby League Benevolent Fund, Christies Hospital and The Oxford Transplant Foundation. Continue reading
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