Several people have asked whether there will be an impact on our groups as a consequence of the Commonwealth Games. I have spoken to Wyndley but there seems to be different information coming from various points!
The day definitely affected is Friday 29th July because that is the date of the Triathlon competition so roads around Wyndley will be closed. If you are a Friday runner please keep an eye on the WhatsApp group because leaders are likely to suggest an alternate meet point. It is my understanding that roads will only be closed on the dates of the event itself so that is Friday 29th and Sunday 31st July.
Between Wednesday 27th and Sunday 31st July half of Wyndley car park will be closed – there will be barriers on the swimming pool side. The car park will be busy between 15th July and 9th August because different groups are using Wyndley as a training facility. I understand this will affect daytimes more than evenings. However during this whole period it may be worth parking near Town Gate. I’ll ask Leaders to remind you on the WhatsApp groups.
If you want to watch the Triathlon then the start times are as follows:
Friday 29th July
- 11:00 Mens
- 14:30 Womens
Saturday 31st July
- 11:00 Para Triathlon
- 14:30 Triathlon Relay
Access to the swim and transition area is for ticket holders only but I understand that spectators can watch the cycling or the running for free! Boldmere High St and Monmouth Drive might be good spots for the cycling and Spider Hill might make a good vantage point for runners. There is 4 laps of the cycle route and 2 laps of the running route so, if you get yourself a good spot, you should see the athletes more than once!
Exciting opportunity to see elite athletes competing on the very roads that we run and walk on regularly – perhaps they should consider popping down to an SE Fitness session for some top tips?!! See you there.