St Helens mayor and council leader have wished good luck to the thousands of runners taking part in the St Helens 10k.
Now in its sixth year, the St Helens 10k, considered to be one of the toughest 10k courses in the country, was founded by the late Steve Prescott, a former St Helens R.F.C player, as he battled a rare form of stomach cancer.
“Steve was a true hero in sport and in life,” said Coun Grunewald.
“He was, and will remain, a St Helens legend. The St Helens 10k demonstrates all the wonderful qualities Steve is known for.
“It’s fantastic to see the race being run at capacity, with so many pledging to support local and national charities. I’d like to wish those who have entered the best of luck – and thank you.”
Coun Grunewald’s sentiments were echoed by Councillor Glover who said: “Events like this demonstrate the wonderful community spirit we have here in St Helens to people across the country.
“I am immensely proud of the commitment shown by those taking part.”