Sunday, 20 July 2014

Motherwell Getting Ready for the Commonwealth Games

The Commonwealth Games are coming to Glasgow. Many places have been transformed for the Games, including Hampden Park, which has been converted temporarily from a football stadium (soccer) to an athletics one.

Strathclyde Park in Motherwell, North Lanarkshire, is hosting the triathlon and the area has been transformed for the occasion, with many large marquee tents having been erected.

Although the Games start this Wednesday, the area still looked slightly 'unfinished' but by Wednesday, no doubt it will be looking immaculate.

Here are some photos:

New signs
Local residents inside the secure area.
In the secure area the local residents were blissfully unaware of the big event taking place in the next few days!

Triathlon start and finish area
Triathlon start and finish area
Information area for visitors
Information area
A competitor limbering up?
There were many volunteers and officials walking about. The volunteers had  lovely kit including a red, white and grey softshell jacket, grey trousers, red, white and grey polo top and a small shoulder bag which contained essentials such as a water bottle, umbrella and a rain jacket.

We met one volunteer from London who said she was a regular at big events and already had the Athens and London Olympics and the Manchester Commonwealth Games under her belt.

The Commonwealth games will be held in Glasgow from July 23rd until August 3rd.

Further Information:

Glasgow 2014

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