The Outlaw Half takes place on Sunday morning (29 May) as part of a massive weekend of triathlon in Nottingham. Around 1250 athletes will take on the 1900m swim, 56 mile bike ride and 13.1 mile run, including defending champion, Karl Alexander in the men’s race.
The action starts at the National Water Sports Centre on Saturday with the Nottingham Sprint Triathlon and the Emergency Services Sprint Triathlon and then the Outlaw Half on Sunday morning. Around 2000 competitors will compete over the weekend.
Karl Alexander, last year’s Outlaw Half winner returns and Leicester based star Claire Shea-Simonds should feature well in the women’s race after having finished second at the full distance Outlaw last summer.
Alexander’s winning time last year was 4hours 15:19, just shy of the course record held by Paul Hawkins. Joel Jameson, who holds the full distance Outlaw record, should also challenge along with a high quality field, including Time Trial legend, Matt Bottrill.
Olympic silver medal winning Modern Pentathlete, Heather Fell, returns after doing her first ever triathlon at the Outlaw Half last year. Many more will complete their first triathlons, and raise money for official charity, Cancer Research.
Local clubs including TFN, Absolute Tri are well represented at the event, which kicks off from 6.30am on Sunday morning (29 May). The leading athletes are expected to cross the finishing not long after 10.30am.