Entries are open for the 2012 Outlaw Triathlon. Following on rapidly from the successful 2011 event, which took place on 24 July, the date for next year has been confirmed as 1 July and entries are now being accepted.
Feedback from this year’s event in Nottingham has been overwhelmingly positive, and the third Outlaw Triathlon will return to the Holme Pierrepont National Watersports Centre in Nottingham next summer.
Organiser, Iain Hamilton, said: “We’ve been amazed with the response to the 2011 event and we were keen to get entries open as soon as possible so that people can sign up and get excited about 2012. We’re indebted to the huge amount of local support that we’ve received this year, which has enabled us to get entries open now.
“We want Outlaw 2012 to be the biggest and best yet. Having seen the course records smashed for both the individual and team events this year, I think the event is definitely living up to his reputation for speed, but also for quality.”
Several of the Outlaw’s sponsors have already signed up for 2012. Those include Compressport and Speedo. Cancer Research UK has also proactively come on board as a new partner of the event.
Tim Williams from Compressport said: “We’ve been involved in the Outlaw from the start and love the fact that our products help people achieve their long distance triathlon dreams. Seeing athletes of the quality of Tom Lowe and Joel Jameson racing there this year underlined the professionalism of this event, and I’m looking forward to 1 July 2012 already!”
The event will again be based at Holme Peirrepont National Watersports Centre, a venue which has proven ideal for thousands of spectators to enjoy supporting friends and family. The swim, both transitions and much of the run take place in and around the regatta lake, with free spectator busses available to take in the bike course.
The accurate marathon run course is UK Athletics certified and the swim and bike courses are also carefully designed with athletes and spectators in mind. The 2012 event will also be more club friendly with awards for the top teams of three athletes representing the same club and prizes for clubs with the largest number of entries.
To enter the Outlaw now visit http://www.onestepbeyond.org.uk, where you can also enjoy a short video of the 2011 event. The entry fee remains set at £225 for athletes entering now. Relay team entries are unchanged at £250.
To see all the action from this year’s event go to http://www.youtube.com/user/OutlawTriathlon