Outlaw Middle Distance Triathlon: two races confirmed for 2016


Organisers of the Outlaw Triathlon, One Step Beyond, have confirmed a new Outlaw Half event will take place on 3rd July 2016.


The race, covering a 1.9km swim, 90km bike and half-marathon run, will run as well as the sold-out Half event at the National Watersports Centre in Nottingham on 29th May. The new event will be at a different venue, which is yet to be announced.  

The 2015 Outlaw Half sold out in ‘minutes’ last year according to organisers, and adding a second event has reportedly been in the pipeline for two years. The move has taken time due to sourcing a suitable venue and working alongside local communities to ensure a well supported event.  

Event director Iain Hamilton commented: “We wanted to find a totally new venue that is not already used for triathlon racing, and wanted to ensure that the new event is similar to the exiting ones. What we’ve got is a fantastic family friendly venue and an event that features and out-and-back lake swim, flat one-lap bike course and a multi-lap run course so that spectators can easily follow the action. There’s also camping and family activities on site.”

He added: “There are a lot more middle and long distance races in Britain now than when we launched the Outlaw in 2010, but what the Outlaw offers is a lower cost, very high quality racing experience.

“Every year the positive feedback we get from competitors overwhelms us, particularly relating to our event crew, and we’re very excited about having a new event for 2016 after a long time spent securing a new venue.”