Volunteers for Montgomery Canal Triathlon

As lockdown restrictions start to ease further, we are looking for people interested in helping out as a volunteer at the Triathlon.

You will be aware that The Friends of the Montgomery Canal have been prevented from holding the annual Triathlon due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. However, we are now hopeful that the event will take place on 4th September this year. This will of course be reliant on both Welsh and English Government guidelines. Consequently, we are tentatively putting plans in place to hold a Covid safe event.

However, there is a further issue which will affect the Triathlon and this means that the event will have to be shorter this year due to restoration work at Crickheath, which will mean it will not be safe for either participants or volunteers to enter the work site. In very many ways, this is good news as it means that the restoration that we all desire is very much in progress. This is due in a significant way to volunteers who are giving up their time to work on the project.

So what will the alterations be? According to Christine Palin, Chairman of the Friends of the Montgomery Canal: “We have considered the length of canal available to us and have decided to make some changes to the running order.

“The cycling section will be from Newtown to Belan (near Welshpool). Canoeing will take place from Belan to Crowther Hall (Pool Quay) and the walking section will be from Crowther Hall to School House Bridge (Pant) which is the limit of availability to us. This will reduce the total length of the event by around 10 miles.”

If you feel you will be able to support us as a volunteer on 4th September, we’d love to hear from you. Please email chairman@themontgomerycanal.org.uk in the first instance.

Diolch and Thank you.