THE saga of Ironman UK and Ironkids competitions in Bolton goes from strength to strength.

What has become a massively popular annual weekend will next year be even bigger and better.

Organisers are releasing an extra 500 places in the Ironkids’ competition after all 2,500 initial places were snapped up.

And the 10th anniversary year for Ironman next year will have the event expo, registration, athlete village and finish line all located in the town centre.

The two events, on July 14 and 15, are set to be another resounding success, bringing hundreds of visitors and thousands of pounds here.