After a scramble for places yesterday evening, next summer’s Outlaw Triathlon in Nottingham is now full. It took just six days to sell out.
1,000 athletes now have their eyes on training for the long-distance event on 7 July 2013. 100 additional places are available through Cancer Research UK, and athletes can add their names to a waiting list.
Organiser Iain Hamilton said: “We're really overwhelmed and didn't expect the race to sell out this quickly. Last year we sold out by early December, but this year has been incredible.
“Based on the experience of last year, it's still worth people getting their names on the waiting list if they really want to do the Outlaw. There’s also the option of racing for Cancer Research UK.
“The money that is raised from the entry fee directly helps fund doctors, like Lucy Gossage, to undertake vital research into cancer.”
Gossage, who recently won silver at the ITU Powerman World Long Distance Duathlon Championships, has raced at the Outlaw all three years that it’s taken place, and hopes to return in 2013. She finished third in an all-female relay team this year and helped to raise sponsorship for Cancer Research UK.
The Outlaw takes place at the National Water Sports Centre in Nottingham on 7 July 2013. It covers a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride and 26.2-mile run; all of which are to be completed within 17hrs.
For more information see www.onestepbeyond.org.uk.
To be added to the waiting list, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. To race for Cancer Research UK contact 0871 641 2403 or email email@example.com.