Countdown on for IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire

It’s hard to believe it’s almost a year since our last IRONMAN, but it’s back for the third time and there’s now less than a month to go.

The world-famous competition  on Sunday 18 June will once again see competitors complete a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike and 13.1 mile half marathon.  Last year’s event was a huge success  and saw more than 2,000 athletes take part from all over the world.   Thousands also turned out to lend their support and watch at spectating hotspots along the route.

Our previous two events gave us a great opportunity to really showcase what a fantastic county Staffordshire is and I have no doubt that this year’s competition will be even better.

As like previous years there are also opportunities for people to get involved as a volunteer. If you do fancy this, you could be joining a team of over 500, including stewards, medical staff and technical officials, getting the chance to gain great experience of working behind the scenes of a world-renowned event.  You can find out more at www.ironman.com/ukvolunteers

The event will also involve some diversions and road closures to help keep everyone safe and we have put together some information to help people plan their journeys on the day.  You’ll find some useful maps and details at www.staffordshire.gov.uk/ironman.

And remember, you can also follow the route of the Ironman 70.3 Staffordshire on an interactive map at www.enjoystaffordshire.com/ironman

Good luck to everyone taking part.

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