Competitors heading into the water for the swim at Chasewater
Competitors heading into the water for the Ironman swim at Chasewater

People are being urged to show their support for athletes taking part in the Staffordshire Ironman race this weekend.

The event will start with a 1.2 mile swim at Chasewater, before competitors head out on a 56-mile bike course across Staffordshire. They will finish in Stafford after a 13.1 mile run.

Among the 3,000 athletes taking part will be Cllr Alan White, leader of Staffordshire County Council.

He said he hoped to see plenty of spectators turning out locations throughout the event, including Chasewater Country Park.

“It’s fantastic to see Staffordshire Ironman return again and with a record number of participants.

“As we recover from the pandemic, we’re looking forward to hosting major events and receiving visitors from across the UK and abroad.

“We wish all the athletes good look on Sunday and hope all spectators enjoy the event too and visit our superb cafes, restaurants and shops.

“I’m anticipating another tough but rewarding challenge, and it’ll be great to take in the route around some of our county’s landmarks and beautiful countryside.

“I’d like to thank the event organisers and all partners involved in making this weekend’s event happen.”

Cllr Alan White, Staffordshire County Council

For full details on all road closures and spectator information, people should go to:www.ironman.com/im703-staffordshire

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  1. Let’s support the disruption of our lives whilst a few people enjoy themselves!!!. These events should involve closing roads and making peoples life’s difficult? I’m sure it could all be done off-road ?

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