People are being warned there will be road closures as athletes compete in Hartlepool’s third Big Lime Triathalon this weekend.
The event, which takes place on Sunday, has attracted 233 entries who will swim 750m in the town’s marina, which will be followed by a 20k bike ride along a four-lap route through Maritime Avenue, the promenade and Coronation Drive to Seaton Carew.
The final hurdle is a 5k run along the promenade towards Seaton Carew.
Kay Stokes, triathalon activator with Hartlepool Borough Council’s Feel Good in Hartlepool team, said: ”It promises to be a fantastic occasion and I would urge spectators to line the route and cheer on the athletes.”
There will also be some road closures in place between 8am and 9.45am on the day, and residents living in those areas are asked not to try to move vehicles until the restrictions have been lifted.
Maritime Avenue will be closed from the entrance to Hartlepool’s Maritime Experience down to the promenade, affecting both Victoria Terrace and Fleet Avenue and access to the Old West Quay pub and hotel.
Coronation Drive will also be closed from Newburn Bridge to Station Lane at Seaton Carew.
The closure will affect the junction with Warrior Drive and the car park at the top of Warrior Drive will also be closed.
Spectators are also asked to take care and to heed the advice of volunteer marshals who will be on duty at various points.
Kay Stokes added: “We apologise for any inconvenience that people experience as a result of the road closures.”