Bolton Ironman Triathlon on Sunday 31st July and volunteers are urgently needed!
13th July 2011
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Its almost time for the Bolton Ironman Triathlon on Sunday 31st July and volunteers are urgently needed!

The race, which is supported by Bolton Council and the Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA), attracts competitors from all over the world, and more than 1,500 athletes are set to descend on the town.

And organisers are recruiting an army of volunteers to help ensure the event runs as smoothly as possible.

Volunteers are needed to help with:

 

  • Bike catching – taking bikes from the athletes as they complete the bike course. 
  • Transition – helping athletes find their kit and also packing it away for them.
  • Aid stations – helping athletes fuel their race by handing out drinks, gels or other food. 
  • Registration – athletes collect registration packs and timing chips. 
  • Road marshall – ensuring that competitors can proceed safely whether cycling or running as well as being a point of contact for spectators viewing the event.

 

 

Now in its third year in Bolton, the competitors will start with a 2.4-mile swim in Pennington Flash; then cycle 112-miles through Rivington and Chorley; and finish with running a marathon to Bolton town centre.

The race starts at 6am, and the athletes have 17hrs to finish the gruelling course.

Ironman organisers are working with many local groups to provide volunteers, but are also on the look for individuals who want to join the team. There are jobs for all ages and abilities.

For more information and to register as a volunteer go to the website or contact Geoffrey Bennette. geoffrey.bennette@worldendurance.com or call 07531 1927971

 

 

 

 

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