Plan ahead call to residents with Ironman heading to Stafford


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Residents and businesses are reminded to check temporary road closure details and plan ahead for journeys with only a few weeks to go until this year’s IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire event. 

Hundreds of athletes from across the world will be taking part in the triathlon event on Sunday June 11. They will undertake a 1.2-mile swim at Chasewater, a meandering 56-mile bike course through the heart of the Staffordshire countryside and a 13.1-mile run around Stafford which takes in the town’s historic castle. 

The event is a collaboration between Ironman 70.3 Staffordshire, Stafford Borough Council and Staffordshire County Council. 

The bike route will start at Chasewater before heading north of Burntwood and Lichfield, through Kings Bromley and Yoxall and then head towards Draycott-in-the-Clay. The route then turns west and south past Bagot’s Wood and Admaston towards Rugeley. Cyclists will turn onto Bower Lane, around roads on Cannock Chase and back before heading to Wolseley Bridge and into Stafford via Tixall. 

Roads in Stafford affected include Tixall Road, Blackheath Lane, Dartmouth Street, Fairway and roads around the town centre. Riverway will remain open this year, though South Walls will be closed from Friday until Sunday. 

This year’s run will finish on South Walls due to the refurbishment work taking place in Stafford’s Market Square. 

There are lots of places people can watch the day’s exciting events. Spectator hotpots include Stafford town centre and Stafford Castle. 

For full details on all road closures and spectator information visit the IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire website.

Press Release No 6032

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