Outlaw Half to launch for 2013

One of the UK's most popular events adds half distance to its portfolio


The Outlaw Triathlon may have sold out, but organisers have now confirmed plans for an exciting new middle-distance event will take place on Sunday 2 June 2013 in Nottingham.


The Outlaw Half will cover a 1900m swim in the regatta lake at the National Water Sports Centre, followed by a 56mile bike ride and a multi lap 13.1mile run. As with the Outlaw, the start and finish of the Outlaw Half will be at the National Water Sports Centre in Nottingham, which is a perfect venue for competitors and spectators.

The Outlaw Half will be organised to the same high standards as the Outlaw, with competitors benefitting from a tried and tested infrastructure that has won awards and resulted in the full distance event selling out in days.

Iain Hamilton from One Step Beyond said: “We’ve wanted to put on a middle distance event ever since the first Outlaw Triathlon went so well in 2010. We’re really pleased to have got a great course, venue and date arranged for 2013.

“The Outlaw Half is five weeks before the Outlaw, so it will be a good training day for anyone doing the Outlaw, but this is an event in its own right and will definitely have a big event buzz.

“Middle distance events are really popular in the UK, with lots selling out, so we definitely think there’s space in the calendar to add another one and the National Water Sports Centre provides an excellent venue.

“The Outlaw Half will be part of a huge weekend of triathlon. It features the sprint distance national championships on the Saturday, which doubles as a qualifier event for the ITU World Championships in London. There are also corporate events on the Friday so the weekend should have a great festival feeling to it, and I’m sure lots of people will take the opportunity to camp on site.”


Entries will open next month on www.onestepbeyond.org.uk with an initial limit of 1100 places available. Notification of when entries will open will be sent out via @OutlawTriathlon on twitter and www.facebook.com/OutlawTriathlon and via triathlon media.