Hartlepool Big Lime triathlon weekend organisers appeal for volunteer marshals

A call has gone out for volunteers to help ensure a large scale sporting event runs smoothly.

Wednesday, 27th July 2022, 3:35 pm
Updated Wednesday, 27th July 2022, 3:36 pm

Organisers Hartlepool Borough Council are looking for people to act as volunteer marshals over the weekend.

People of all ages are welcome, but under-16s must be accompanied by an adult.

Competitors taking part in the Hartlepool Big Lime Triathlon.

Marshals will be placed at various points of the triathlon course to assist competitors and spectators.

A number of people have already offered to help, but the council’s Active & Creative Hartlepool service is hoping more volunteers will come forward.

Briefing support and guidance will be provided to all volunteers prior to the events.

Katie Myers, Hartlepool Borough Council’s participation officer, said: “The marshals have a vital role to play both in terms of competitors and spectators.

“This is also an opportunity for people to gain experience of volunteering and being involved in the organisation and running of a large-scale open air event.”

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The Big Lime Weekend comprises a 750-metre predictor swim on the Friday in the marina, where competitors try to match their predicted time.

Saturday sees the aquathlon at 9am of a 750-metre open water swim in the marina, followed by a 5km run along the promenade course.

Sunday’s triathlon involves a 750-metre open water swim, a 20km cycle and 5km run.

Participants can enter at www.activehartlepool.co.uk/triathlon or email [email protected]

Online entries close at 5pm on Friday, August 5.

Anyone who is interested in becoming a marshal should email [email protected] and full details will be provided.