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Cannock and District Soroptimists supporting Ironman and raising funds!

Following a break in 2020 because of the Covid-19 pandemic, Ironman 70.3 returned to Staffordshire at the weekend and Cannock Soroptimists were again pleased to be able to support their local community by volunteering for the event.

In the week leading up to the race, 6 Soroptimists went along to Stafford to help with packing the bags for the athletes. They put in a full day’s work – particularly hard going at times because it was so hot, but even so they enjoyed each other’s company and prepared almost 1600 bags for the athletes.

On race day, 4 club members rose early to be at Chasewater to marshall the first points of the bike race – as ever it was a fun occasion. Competitors had completed the one and a half mile swim in Chasewater and begun the 56 mile bike ride on their way to Stafford Riverway where they ran a half marathon! It was a great experience being part of such an event, directing the riders and cheering them on. The competitors were so appreciative of the job all of the volunteer marshalls do, shouting out their thanks or giving a ‘thumbs up’.

Soroptimists are pleased to receive a donation from Ironman for their volunteering; this then goes to local charities supported by SI Cannock & District

Further details about Cannock Soroptimists are available on the club’s website:, their Facebook page; or on twitter: @sicannock