How the GPW Recruitment St Helens 10K unfolded

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  • Up to 1800 runners expected to take part
  • Adults 10k gets underway from 9.30am
  • 2K event for juniors from 8.30am
  • First 10k event since the death of Steve Prescott
  • Runners to tackle North Road hill

11:35am

The end of another fantastic event. Well done to everyone. #sthelens10k

11:25am

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11:17am

11:17am

Steve Prescott's brother Neil told @sthelensstar that he was filled with emotion as he crossed the finish line and the event can only get "bigger and bigger".

11:14am

@martinmurray tells @sthelensstar this year's #sthelens10k is a "special event" with an "amazing atmosphere"

11:11am

11:10am

10:52am

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10:44am

Inside the stadium the atmosphere is electric. A couple of exhausted runners collapse in heaps past the finish line. #sthelens 10k

10:40am

Biggest turnout by the crowds in the event's history, we'd say.

10:38am

Plenty of gritty determination out on course. One woman just turned to her running mate at 9k and urged: 'come on we can do this'.

10:36am

10:31am

10:30am

Tommy Martyn helps one injured runner over the line.

10:30am

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10:29am

10:28am

Staff at OD's menswear are peering out of the windows. But has their boss Chris ran by yet?

10:16am

10:13am

Andy Reid making his way up North Road on his running blades. #MrIncredible

10:11am

Things are heating up in Langtree Park with some tight finishes

10:11am

Still plenty out on the course heading down North Road. Paul Sculthorpe just zipped past us.

10:09am

10:08am

10:07am

Fantastic atmosphere inside Langtree Park to greet the runners

10:06am

The winners are already back at the stadium.

10:03am

Some of the top runners are flying around the back end of the course now...ex-Saints ace Steve Hall among them.

9:57am

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9:50am

Big Barrie McDermott just roared past us. Was going to urge him to speed up but thought better of it.

9:46am

Great turnout by the crowds too. 'Come on Mum and Dad' among the words of encouragement from the crowds.

9:40am

9:38am

Runners are heading round the course now - being cheered on by the crowds massed atvLangtree Park

9:35am

9:33am

And they're off...

9:31am

James Roby and the Mayor of St Helens Andy Bowden will start today's race

9:31am

A minutes applause for "Mr St Helens" Steve Prescott #sthelens10k

9:29am

Crowd unites for a minute's applause for Steve Prescott

9:29am

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9:20am

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9:19am

Keith Senior and Tommy Martyn speak about Steve's legacy ahead of #sthelens10k

9:19am

9:18am

Mike Denning, chair of Steve Prescott Foundation, tells the crowds: "Steve will be looking down on here today and absolutely thrilled by the numbers."

9:17am

Familiar faces from rugby league everywhere you turn - Chris Joynt, Dave Lyon, Barrie McDermott, Keith Senior...

9:12am

8:45am

Streams of runners are making their way over the Steve Prescott Bridge as they head for the start of the course at Langtree Park. There's a 9K marker just before the crossing so it's likely they'll be pushing through the pain barrier here later on.

8:39am

It's a glorious morning - talk about sunny St Helens. What a contrast to last year when it was bitterly cold.

8:18am

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8:16am

Morning everyone. Our reporters and photographers will be out and about on the course today to being you the best coverage of the St Helens 10K.

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