The first ever Run Rainhill 10K took place on Sunday 10th September 2017. The event was organised by Rainhill Gala and Xplosive Events, with main sponsors being Eccleston Park Golf Club and Blue Mango Restaurant.
Matthew Crehan (St Helens Sutton AC) 37:23
Lisa Cheers (St Helens Striders) 47:20
William Owen 38:09
Sharon Raynes 48:47
Full results can be found here
Organisers said “What a wonderful community we have. So fantastic to see the support you showed for the 1st Run Rainhill 10k”
“Thanks again to Eccleston Park golf club and the Blue Mango for sponsoring us….we couldn’t have done it without you.”
“To everyone who came out and stood on the street cheering on our runners …. you were fab and your support is very much appreciated.”
“To both Rainhill and Cronton residents, thank you for being so understanding of the road closures and embracing the event.
The organisers wanted to send even more thanks as follows.
Air Cadets on the finish line.
Ellen at Heatone fitness for the warm up
Thanks to Ann at Bridge Barbers for sponsoring the Junior Race – this race couldn’t have happened without you.
Thanks to Holly from FH Active for the kids warm up.
Thanks again to Holly and Calum for taking the social runners out for the training runs.
Thanks to Andrew Howard for taking photos on the evil Hall Lane.
Thanks to Steve Samosa for the photos by the Bridge.
Thanks to Steve Yeomans for his rub downs.
Thanks to the guys from the Rotary – as always, actual superstars!!
Thanks to all our amazing Marshals, we really couldn’t put on the event without you.
Thanks to the ladies on Registration – you are much loved!!
Thanks to the Bacon Butty gang – even though I didn’t get one.
Thanks to every person who volunteered in any way!! You’re the best!!
Thanks to everyone who clapped and shouted words of encouragement
Biggest thanks to all the amazing runners who made it up Hall Lane and still crossed the finish line!!!!! Hats off to you guys you’re amazing!!!!!!
Runners were impressed with this first event
Drew Perkins said “As a first event Run Rainhill was so well organised and so well marshalled. There are many long standing well established events that are not as well organised as today’s event was! Massive well done. Great route, great spectator support ……horrible last hill! Thanks for a great morning”
Les Arnold said “My grandson and his dad took part in the Rainhill run today and I must congratulate the organisers and marshals for making the event such a success,I was a spectator and thoroughly enjoyed watching the effort all the runners put in. I sincerely hope this event is only the beginning as I thought it brought the community of Rainhill together with spectators applauding the runners across the course and hundreds of runners taking part,hopefully it will continue to grow in the coming years and become an integral part of Rainhill life.”
Nicola Daley said “Widnes Wasps had a great at time at the 10k today … fantastic race and brilliantly organised … we often run up Hall Lane on club nights but today we learned to love it .. thanks and see you next year”
Nicola Hughes from Rainhill Plodders said “Thanks so much to all involved it was great to have a local run with everyone cheering us on. That hill though!!!!”
Julie Lawton said “Thank you to all of you wonderful people of Rainhill for organising and supporting this event. It was my first ever 10k, and I loved it! It helped to have the cheering and bells along the way ?? particularly on Hall Lane!”
Sandra King wilson said “Thank you for a great event today. My first ever 10k and great to be so local. Support on the route was brilliant and Marshalls all doing a fabulous job!. For a first event it all went extremely smoothly.”
Race Photos by Steve Samosa Photography
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