We had a feeling this new half iron distance race would be popular but Ironman has confirmed to Tri Review that it’s the fastest selling Ironman race in Europe selling out in just 14 minutes!
Entry opened yesterday to over 8,000 pre-registered athletes hoping to take on the flat, picturesque course comprising of a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike and 13.1 mile half marathon run.
2500 athletes signed up in a snap for the race to be held on Sunday 14th June, 2015 at Shugborough Hall Estate.
- 70.3, Exmoor
- 70.3 Staffordshire
- IRONMAN UK, Bolton (reviewed here)
- IRONMAN Wales, Tenby (reviewed here)
- PLUS the near-by 70.3 Dublin
Staffordshire, which TriReview will be racing and reviewing will start with a swim at Chasewater Country Park, followed by a one loop bike route taking in the Staffordshire scenery in and around Cannock Chase. This single circuit course will then link back to and finish in the stunning setting of Shugborough Estate.
Although the race is now sold out, further guaranteed places are also available through Nirvana, Official IRONMAN European Travel Agent.
Dan James, Race director IRONMAN® UK, commented:“We have had a phenomenal response from the moment we announced 70.3 Staffordshire. The venue of Shugborough and the amazing backdrop of Staffordshire offers the perfect setting in every aspect. We couldn’t have achieved this without the support of the county who have fully embraced staging such an event and very much look forward to welcoming all of the athletes to this exciting new race next June.”
For athletes looking to experience IRONMAN® 70.3 Staffordshire as a part of a team, entry for the team relay category will open in October. Athletes can pre-register for the event here.
70.3 Staffordshire will also be hosting an IRONKIDS run event for kids aged 3-14. Pre registration for this event is available here