A new course for the Staffordshire Ironman race has been confirmed – but Chasewater will still host the swim section of the popular event.
The 2018 race will now take runners into Stafford Town Centre, leading to an amended bike course.
But organisers have confirmed that the action will still include the swim at Chasewater.
Cllr Mark Winnington, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet member for economic growth said the race provides a £1.1million boost to the local economy.
“We’re really pleased that Ironman is staying in Staffordshire so we’re able to showcase what a fantastic county we have.
“Interest in the race has been high, and with the announcement of the new route which brings it right into the heart of Stafford, benefitting not only the athletes taking part, but spectators and local businesses too.”
Full details of the new course are available online.