Fresh appeal for triathlon marshals

Published Wednesday, 6th September 2017

VOLUNTEER marshals are still needed to ensure the smooth-running of Hartlepool’s Big Lime Triathlon on October 1.

A number of people have already offered their services but Hartlepool Council is hoping that more will come forward ahead of the showpiece event.

Volunteers of all ages are welcome, but under-16s must be accompanied by an adult. The marshals will be placed at strategic points around the course to assist both competitors and spectators.

Anyone who is interested can contact Jaz Bradley, Volunteer Activator with Hartlepool Council’s Feel Good in Hartlepool team, on (01429) 284414 or email feelgood@hartlepool.gov.uk

She said: “We’d like to thank all of those people who have already offered to help, but we would be grateful to anyone else who is able to give up a few hours of their time. Marshals will be needed from 7.15am to around 10.30am on the day of the event.

“The Big Lime Triathlon has become an established fixture on the triathlon calendar and the marshals are vital to its continued success.

This year’s Big Lime Triathlon will be the fifth time that the event has been held. It is open to people of all abilities and comprises a 750 metre open water swim, a 20 kilometre cycle ride and a 5 kilometre run with Hartlepool marina and neighbouring Seaton Carew providing the backdrop. Around 300 competitors are expected to take part.

Entries will continue to be accepted right up until the day of the event. To enter go to www.gethartlepoolactive.co.uk/triathlon

Triathlon is one of the sports being promoted by Hartlepool Council as part of the Feel Good in Hartlepool project which receives Community Sports Activation Funding from Sport England with the aim of getting more people active.

Press release pr25730. September 6 2017.
Issued by Steve Hilton, Senior Public Relations Officer, on (01429) 284065.