Ironman UK opens 400 more entries as new bike course confirmed

The Bolton News: Ironman UK open 400 more entries as new bike course confirme Ironman UK open 400 more entries as new bike course confirme

REGISTRATION for a further 400 entries at this year’s Ironman UK event in Bolton opens tomorrow.

Organisers have confirmed proposals for a new and extended bike course that will enable 400 more athletes to take part.

Entries will open at 12pm for friends referred by Ironman UK entrants and will remain open for 24 hours.

Any remaining places will then go on general sale at 12pm on Thursday.

As part of the plans and as a thank you from the organisers to the “phenomenal feedback” from athletes about last year’s event in Bolton, Ironman UK are offering priority entries for local athletes from Bolton and Lancashire.

Local athletes should email uk@ironman.com with their home address to receive a priority entry.

After an unprecedented demand for entries at this year’s event, Ironman UK — which is in its 10th year - have worked with the authorities on the new plans, which will see an extended two lap bike course that will take in the villages of Whittle-le-Woods, Croston and Mawdesley.

Having tested the proposed course, Ironman UK 2012 bronze medallist Paul Hawkins said: “This is a pretty challenging but well designed circuit in a fantastic location.

"It will certainly push everyone to the limits as it’s constantly up and down giving little respite.

"It also offers plenty of spectator spots to watch on race day which is great for the athletes."

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11:51am Tue 11 Mar 14

SirTommy says...

Any truth in the rumour a new event will be to run the challenging 7 hills of Armstrongs?
Any truth in the rumour a new event will be to run the challenging 7 hills of Armstrongs? SirTommy
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4:38pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Jim271 says...

Did some Stewarding for this last year, it was disgraceful the number of people that ignored safety barriers and warning signs.

I was surprised no one was injured, it needs more police on Chorley New Road this year to stop the ignorant people.
Did some Stewarding for this last year, it was disgraceful the number of people that ignored safety barriers and warning signs. I was surprised no one was injured, it needs more police on Chorley New Road this year to stop the ignorant people. Jim271
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5:31pm Tue 11 Mar 14

steverock6@sky.com says...

In a bit they will close all the north west for the event it is a joke you have a full day when you can't come and go as you wish it's an infringement of civil liberties no one minds a few hours but it is getting ridicules!
In a bit they will close all the north west for the event it is a joke you have a full day when you can't come and go as you wish it's an infringement of civil liberties no one minds a few hours but it is getting ridicules! steverock6@sky.com
  • Score: -10

5:48pm Tue 11 Mar 14

lv8151 says...

steverock6@sky.com wrote:
In a bit they will close all the north west for the event it is a joke you have a full day when you can't come and go as you wish it's an infringement of civil liberties no one minds a few hours but it is getting ridicules!
whinge whinge whinge ..... there's always 1 ..... its only for 1 day and i would guess the majority of people in horwich enjoy it .... the people of horwich always make a good turn out not to mention the extra trade that the shops will be doing with all the visitors
[quote][p][bold]steverock6@sky.com[/bold] wrote: In a bit they will close all the north west for the event it is a joke you have a full day when you can't come and go as you wish it's an infringement of civil liberties no one minds a few hours but it is getting ridicules![/p][/quote]whinge whinge whinge ..... there's always 1 ..... its only for 1 day and i would guess the majority of people in horwich enjoy it .... the people of horwich always make a good turn out not to mention the extra trade that the shops will be doing with all the visitors lv8151
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4:36pm Wed 12 Mar 14

steverock6@sky.com says...

lv8151 wrote:
steverock6@sky.com wrote:
In a bit they will close all the north west for the event it is a joke you have a full day when you can't come and go as you wish it's an infringement of civil liberties no one minds a few hours but it is getting ridicules!
whinge whinge whinge ..... there's always 1 ..... its only for 1 day and i would guess the majority of people in horwich enjoy it .... the people of horwich always make a good turn out not to mention the extra trade that the shops will be doing with all the visitors
So you think every one in Horwich turns out your off your head and shops making money you can't get to them all the roads are shut! I work in chorley and I have to drive up to Blackburn and over the moors to get home over 20 miles out of my way they should have a smaller circuit and why are they allowed to swim in drinking water the one we tell kids not to!
[quote][p][bold]lv8151[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]steverock6@sky.com[/bold] wrote: In a bit they will close all the north west for the event it is a joke you have a full day when you can't come and go as you wish it's an infringement of civil liberties no one minds a few hours but it is getting ridicules![/p][/quote]whinge whinge whinge ..... there's always 1 ..... its only for 1 day and i would guess the majority of people in horwich enjoy it .... the people of horwich always make a good turn out not to mention the extra trade that the shops will be doing with all the visitors[/p][/quote]So you think every one in Horwich turns out your off your head and shops making money you can't get to them all the roads are shut! I work in chorley and I have to drive up to Blackburn and over the moors to get home over 20 miles out of my way they should have a smaller circuit and why are they allowed to swim in drinking water the one we tell kids not to! steverock6@sky.com
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