Entries for the 220 Triathlon Award-winning Outlaw Half are now open and available via the One Step Beyond website. The middle distance event is set to take place for the first time on 2 June 2013 at the National Water Sports Centre in Nottingham.
The event will follow the same format as the long distance Outlaw Triathlon, with a few subtle differences. There will be wave starts starting from 6:30am rather than a mass start at 6am. However, the swim will follow the exact same out and back format in the Regatta Lake with spectators able to walk alongside swimmers to cheer them on.
Out of the swim, athletes will mount their bikes for a speedy get away around the lake and out into the Nottinghamshire countryside. The run will comprise laps of the lake and River Trent path and the finish will take place in front of the spectator grandstand.
The Outlaw Half will be part of a full weekend of triathlon racing, with the previous day featuring the National Sprint Distance Championships in waves throughout the day.
Athletes taking on the Outlaw Half will register on Friday evening (31 May) or Saturday (1 June). Mandatory briefings will take place on Saturday, and racking will be on Sunday morning.
The long distance Outlaw Triathlon sold out in just a few days and interest in the Outlaw Half has been extremely high since the new event was announced last month. An initial limit of 1100 entries has been set.
Individual and relay team entries (teams of three) will be accepted via http://www.onestepbeyond.org.uk, via postal entries downloaded from the website, or by phoning the office on 01427 718888.
Photos: Barrington Coombs