Bolton is located near Manchester in Northern England. So that could potentially mean rain and colder conditions on race day. Historically August has seen most rain fall in Bolton with average annual August high temperatures of 68 degrees and a annual average lows of 54 degrees.
The race is now open to entry but, as usual with Ironman races the website is having problems with the large amount of traffic.
From the web site's homepage:
"ENTRIES ARE NOW OPEN FOR PRE REGISTERED ATHLETES ONLY. IF YOU PRE REGISTERED YOU WILL HAVE RECEIVED AN EMAIL WITH A LINK TO THE ENTRY FORM.
DUE TO THE HIGH DEMAND AND TRAFFIC THROUGH OUR SITE AT THE MOMENT WE ARE HAVING SOME PROBLEMS.
IF YOU MADE IT THROUGH TO THE PAYMENT PAGE AND YOUR PAYMENT WAS APPROVED, YOU ARE IN AND WILL RECEIVE YOUR E-TICKET WITHIN THE NEXT 7 DAYS.
WE ARE CURRENTLY EXPANDING OUR SITES CAPACITY SO PLEASE BE PATIENT."