Brindley Heath Parish Council

at the heart of Cannock Chase

Brindley Heath Parish Council supports the interests of residents living in the beautiful rural landscape of forest and heathland known as Cannock Chase

Ironman Event


The third Staffordshire IRONMAN event will be taking place on Sunday 18 June 2017. Temporary road closures will be in place across the county on race day to ensure the safety of the athletes and the wider public.

IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire consists of:

  • a 1.2 mile swim in Chasewater reservoir
  • a 56 mile bike course through the countryside outside of Lichfield, Burton-upon-Trent, and across Cannock Chase
  • a 13.1 mile run that will start and finish at the Shugborough Country Estate. 

Click here to see the bike course which runs through Brindley Heath Parish. There is also a range of maps below showing road closures on the Rugeley side of Cannock Chase.

The route will follow this order:

(From Etching Hill Road on to) Shooting Butts Road  --> (Right turn on to) Penkridge Bank Road --> (left turn on to) Birches Valley--> (right left on to) Marquis Drive (as far as the Visitor Centre then turning back, heading towards the White House) --> (Right turn on to) Penkridge Bank Road --> (left turn on to) Stafford Brook Road (and on to Bower Lane).

The IRONMAN organisers have advised that they will be sending out information to residents and businesses located on the route about road closures that will be taking place on the day. 

The final leaflets are available for download. Please share this information to help to minimise the inconvenience on Race Day:

The leaflets are also now available at: and hard paper copies have been distributed to over 86,000 properties across the county. Road Access

Road closure times across Cannock Chase: 8:30am – 2:30pm

The bike course passes through Cannock Chase. Access to the Cannock Chase Forest recreation area will be available throughout the day from Penkridge Bank. During the above times, residents should prepare for extended travel time and alternative routes.

If you have any enquiries about road closures please contact Ironman directly at:  

The contact telephone number for race day is 0333 0116 600.

Route and Road Closures

See Schedule here

Athletes Guide 2017

Originally from:

Link to information on Staffordshire County Council's website here