Ironman 70.3

If you enjoy your sporting events, then this Sunday is the IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire triathlon which for the first time will finish in the centre of Stafford.  More than 2000 competitors are expected to take part in the annual race, all hoping to complete a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike ride and 13.1 mile half marathon.

The event, now in its fourth year,  is always a great spectacle that provides a welcome boost for the local economy, businesses and tourism.  Last year, an estimated £1.4 million was spent on food and accommodation by competitors, and a further £1 million spent by spectators during the weekend.

I’m sure this year’s event  will be as popular as ever and if you want to catch the action there’s lots of designated spectating areas throughout the course.  There will also be some road closures on the day itself to help keep everyone safe and you can get all the details to help plan your day at

And finally, good luck to everyone taking part.


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