SORRY - ALL JOINT ENTRY AND TRAINING PACKAGES FOR IRONMAN UK ARE NOW SOLD OUT - HOWEVER AS AT 22ND OF APRIL AN ADDITIONAL 400 RACE ENTRY SPACES ARE AVAILABLE. SEE DETAILS BELOW...
IRONMAN UK OPEN 400 MORE ENTRIES AS NEW BIKE COURSE CONFIRMED
IRONMAN UK can now confirm that proposals for a new and extended bike course have been approved, which in turn enables organisers to accommodate 400 more athletes to the event.
Following an unprecedented demand for entries, IRONMAN UK have been working with the authorities to not only make the event the largest IRONMAN ever held in the UK as the event celebrates its 10th birthday, but also to improve the course and athlete experience.
The new plans will see an extended 2 lap bike course as well as a change of venue of T2 from Rivington school to the Reebok Stadium, which also hosts the event Expo, briefings and Awards dinner.
The new bike course takes in new villages of Whittle-le-Woods, Croston and Mawdesley so they too can enjoy a world class sporting event passing through their village as well as incorporate the event into community activity and fundraising.
Having tested the proposed course, IRONMAN UK 2012 bronze medallist Paul Hawkins commented “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 - including a new addition of Hunters Hill to compliment the Sheep House climb which is another belter, offering a shorter but steeper gradient.”
As part of the proposed plans and as a thank you for the phenomenal feedback from athletes on the spectator support along the course, IRONMAN are offering priority entries for local athletes from Bolton and Lancashire to ensure they can enter their home race. Local athletes should email UK@IRONMAN.com with their home address to receive a priority entry.
Kevin Stewart, Managing Director of IRONMAN UK commented, ”We have been working hard to keep improving and developing the event. With 2,000 entries from over 30 countries selling out in just 50 hours it reinforces how much Ironman athletes enjoy racing in Bolton and Lancashire and our aim is to ensure they have a hugely enjoyable and memorable experience - which we hope these on going improvements will achieve.”
IRONMAN has a strong charity fundraising tradition with Scope being the official charity of IRONMAN UK receiving record entries. Additionally many athletes support a range of highly worth causes for their own personal reasons with over £500,000 raised from their participation.
Further information on IRONMAN UK and the new bike course can be found here.
Online entry can be found here
A limited number of training plan and race entry packages are available to purchase!
Purchase of a 9 month or 6 month training plan for IRONMAN UK will guarantee an entry to the race at the usual race entry fee – even if general race entry is closed. Total package price will be £775 for 9 months training and race entry or £680 for a 6 month plan and race entry.
When you purchase the training plan below you will be charged £360 if you choose the 9 month plan or £265 for the 6 month plan. Your details will then be passed on to IRONMAN UK entry team and you will be charged your race entry fee.
For our long distance event programs you may choose between a “6 sessions per week” or” 9 sessions per week” program. The “6 sessions per week” will be great for the first time long distance athlete or an athlete with limited time looking to make the most of their training. The “9 sessions per week” is aimed at athletes with more time available or for an athlete looking to make significant performance gains. If you are in any doubt about which program may be right for you, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
How long? 9 months (36 weeks)
Start date? 11th November 2013
Who for? The 6 sessions a week option has been designed for someone with 7 to 13 hours a week to train. The 9 sessions a week option is designed for an athlete with 8 to 16 hours a week to train. It is assumed that you have been doing some activity in the last 8 weeks. Cost? Online version £360 (£10 per week)
How long? 6 months (24 weeks)
Start date? 3rd February 2014
Who for? The 6 sessions a week option has been designed for someone with 7 to 13 hours a week to train. The 9 sessions a week option is designed for an athlete with 8 to 16 hours a week to train. It is assumed that you have been doing some activity in the last 8 weeks. Cost? Online version £265 (£11 per week)