Saintly effort from charity runners

St Helens 10K run at Saints Langtree Stadium with Tommy Martyn and Anthony Sullivan
St Helens 10K run at Saints Langtree Stadium with Tommy Martyn and Anthony Sullivan
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RUN, St Helens, run!

Close to 1200 people turned out on Sunday to compete in the St Helens 10k.

St Helens 10K run at Saints Langtree Stadium with Steve Precott.

St Helens 10K run at Saints Langtree Stadium with Steve Precott.

And almost the same number turned out to cheer on the runners as supporters lined the streets around the town centre.

Saints hooker and local lad James Roby was among the ‘speccies’, joining his wife and young daughter on Bishop Road to cheer on the competitors.

The event - organised by the Steve Prescot Foundation - started and finished at Saints new home, Langtree Park.

Ex-Saints Paul Sculthorpe and Antony Sullivan were among the finishers, as well as boxing hero Martin Murray.

Martin Murray and Paul Sculthorpe flank Andy Reid

Martin Murray and Paul Sculthorpe flank Andy Reid

Prekkie himself finished the course in an impressive time but the loudest cheer of the day was reserved for triple amputee Andy Reid, who lost both legs and an arm serving in Afghanistan, who had the bumper Langtree Park crowd on their feet as he crossed the finishing line.

* Now turn to p16 for more pictures from the day and p100 to find out your time.

Steve Precott acknowledges the crowd at the finish line

Steve Precott acknowledges the crowd at the finish line