Race down to thriving village

The Rainford 10k run last year
The Rainford 10k run last year
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The second BeUrBest Rainford 10k road race will take place on Sunday, October 5 for the George Faulkner Trophy to remember the life of a teenager who tragically lost his life on the road near Windle Island.

The 10k village run hopes to attract over 500 entrants.

The Rainford 10K has been set up by Terry Bates, a keen triathlete and Ironman competitor who manages a running club in the village.

George Faulkner, 17, from Bushey Lane, Rainford, died on Friday, October 10, 2008, after he was knocked over while crossing the East Lancs Road, near the Windle Island junction.

His mother, Sue, is a member of the running club and her business, Alpine Podiatry practice in Rainford and Sutton is among the race’s sponsors.

Sue campaigned for new road safety measures following the tragedy six years ago and half of the funds raised by the event will go to Brake, a road safety charity.

The efforts of Terry, who has a personal coaching company, BeUrBest, will give the borough its second 10K.

The race starts at Rainford High at 10.30am. To enter and register click on www.beurbest.com or turn up on the day.

Other events taking place in Rainford include Rainford High’s open evening.

On Tuesday, September 23 at 6pm Rainford High open our doors to Year 5 and 6 students to experience our fantastic school and what life at Rainford High has can offer.

Open Evening is an opportunity to meet students and staff and gain an insight into life and learning at Rainford High. Learn more about what we have to offer and start your journey to success with Rainford High.

Other schools in Rainford include Corpus Christi RC school, a happy, successful primary school with four junior and two infant classrooms and a Foundation Unit which combines reception and nursery pupils.

Rainford CE Primary is committed to developing Christian values. Their Mission Statement underpins everything they do at Rainford C E Primary School and this is enhanced by a close relationship with All Saints Church. All children visit All Saints Church regularly to celebrate Christian festivals and also take part in Church services.

This year, Raindrops Pre-School opened its doors in September 2014 daily from 7.45am - 5.30pm on school days. There are limited places still available - please call now to reserve your child’s place.

Other businesses in Rainford include Daily Poppins started in 1997, they provide well in excess of a million hours of cleaning service across the UK.

Dagnalls a family business have owned Central Garage for many years and sell a huge range of quality used cars. They are an approved MOT Test station and provide MOTs for only £39.95 so if you live in Rainford, Crank, St Helens, Ormskirk or Skelmersdale.

Wendys Florists are celebrating 30 years in business in 2014. The owner Wendy Downey has been a professional florist for over 40 years.