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Outlaw swim and bike confirmed

Outlaw swim and bike confirmed

The UK's newest long-distance race is taking shape

Just a month since launching, the Outlaw Triathlon is two thirds full. Organisers One Step Beyond have now confirmed the event start time, swim and run courses for the event taking place in Nottingham on 8 August 2010.

The bike course has also been approved by Nottinghamshire’s highway bosses, and will be released prior to Christmas subject to contracts being confirmed with the preferred traffic management company.

The event will commence with a mass swim start at 6am. Organiser Iain Hamilton commented: “We’ve opted for a mass start, using the full width of Holme Pierrepont Lake. It will provide a fabulous spectacle to start the day just as the sun comes up.”

Athletes will have two hours in which to complete the 2.4-mile swim and ready themselves for 112 miles of cycling around the stunning Nottinghamshire countryside. The cut-off for the bike will be after 10½ hours, meaning that all athletes will need to be off the bike course by 4.30pm.

Transition time will be allowed on top of the cut-off times, as long as the final time limit of 17 hours is achieved. This will ensure that all Outlaw triathletes are available for the 11pm celebrations and party.

The run course will be a three-lap route out and back from Holme Pierrepont to a turnaround point on the south bank of the River Trent. Athletes will pass the Nottingham Forest Football Ground, go under Trent Bridge and turn around at County Hall, the home of Nottinghamshire County Council. The whole embankment area will be alive with spectators and visitors to Nottingham’s Riverside Festival.

Outlaws-in-training can now also order limited edition clothing, including high-quality designer t-shirts, technical kit, hoodies and beanie hats.

Hamilton added: “The Outlaw is really taking shape now and there’s genuine excitement among our partners, particularly following the rush of entries received in the first week of launching. We are aware of the level of interest in this event and will have more announcements to follow this one in the coming weeks.

“We anticipate the event selling out by early January, if not sooner, and so would urge those interested in entering to do so now to avoid being disappointed. For those who have entered, we’ve put together a unique clothing range of high quality training and leisure wear.”

To see all the latest Outlaw information, enter the event and order your official Outlaw clothing log on to www.theoutlawtriathlon.com.

Profile image of Matt Baird Matt Baird Editor of Cycling Plus magazine


Matt is a regular contributor to 220 Triathlon, having joined the magazine in 2008. He’s raced everything from super-sprint to Ironman, duathlons and off-road triathlons, and can regularly be seen on the roads and trails around Bristol. Matt is the author of Triathlon! from Aurum Press and is now the editor of Cycling Plus magazine.

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