IRONMAN WALES – VOLUNTEERING – SUNDAY 3 SEPTEMBER 2023
Members of Llanelli Athletics Club and Llanelli Striders spent the day
volunteering at the Iron Man Wales in Tenby.
The group were manning the “Personal Needs” station on the 26.2 mile
marathon course which consisted of 4 laps around Tenby and surrounding countryside.
They started at 1030am by sorting out nearly 2,000 of the athlete’s
personal needs bags that had been prepared in advance.
Then after a short break to get refreshments the first of the 1,941
runners who completed the 140.6 mile course starting to run their way.
It all finished just before midnight – an exhausting day but nothing
compared to those who took part.
For volunteering the group received £300 which was split between
Llanelli Athletics Club and Ty Bryngwyn Hospice.
Trustee & Vice Chairman of TBH Cllr Andrew Stephens who was one of the
volunteers said, “It was a great day full of inspirational athletes
from all over the world including many from Llanelli taking on one of the
UK’s toughest Ironman courses”.
Cllr Stephens thanked Craig Kearney Vice Chairman of Llanelli Athletics
Club for organising the day and for choosing TBH to share the