• Road run
  • 1500 participants

What you need to know

The ninth Outlaw Triathlon is all set for summer 2018. One of Nottingham's key sporting events, the Outlaw has become (almost) even more legendary than Robin Hood, the Major Oak and Brian Clough!

Those who have conquered the Outlaw Triathlon are remembered in local folklore for having outwitted the Sheriff to complete a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride and 26.2 mile run. As long as you can cover the distance in 17 hours or less, you will become an Outlaw. Six men have completed it every year since the Outlaw was launched in 2010; can they come back and finish it for a ninth time this year? And will you be joining them as a competitor or spectator?

The event begins with a mass swim start in the Regatta Lake at Nottingham's National Water Sports Centre. Its an out and back swim course which is easy to navigate. With transition right next to the swim exit you'll have every opportunity to set a super-quick time and even faster escape onto your bike.

The roads around Nottinghamshire are ideal for fast riding (time trial bike friendly) and there is only the odd short climb to challenge you, but dont underestimate the wind!

On returning to the National Water Sports Centre our merry men will rack your bike and see you out on to the flat run course around the lake and on to the River Trent path. You'll pass Trent Bridge, the City Ground, Wilford Suspension Bridge and the Victoria Embankment. The multi-lap course, which has been measured by UK Athletics, offers a feed station every mile or so, and is lined with supporters willing you all the way to the finish line.

On arrival at the finish you will receive a hero's welcome and be crowned a modern day Outlaw. Then you can enjoy the festival atmosphere with thousands of spectators cheering the athletes home until the sun finally sets on a spectacular day of racing.

Outlaw has been recognised as 220 Triathlon Magazine's Event of the Year in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016 & 2017 and British Triathlon's Event of the Year in 2011.

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What’s Included

It’s sold out, do you have a waiting list?

No, there is no waiting list, and OSB don’t re sell places when athletes withdraw from the event. Cancer Research UK (CR-UK) have a limited number of spaces. Contact CR-UK on 0300 123 5461 or email [email protected]

Course Details

Can I swim the course in advance?

The lake is not open for general swimming. There are events in the lead up, such as the Nottingham Triathlon and the Outlaw Half Nottingham, and OSB run a free Outlaw swim practice session on Saturday 28 July.

Is the bike course hilly?

No, not at all. There is only one short climb and the rest is relatively flat. However, beware of the wind! The winds can make it a tougher day in the saddle than you might expect. This course is perfect for TT bikes if you have one.

Are the roads closed?

Most roads are open but there are closed lanes on busy roads, managed diversions for cars and managed junctions for cyclists.

What is the run surface like?

Mostly tarmac and hard packed stones along the river path.

Do you get people who don’t make the cut off?

Yes, but not too many usually. A few will miss the swim cut off and those that miss it on the bike usually have had multiple punctures or exhaustion. It’s worth getting new tyres a few weeks out and get your bike serviced. TFN do bike checks over the weekend but don’t leave it until the day before if your bike hasn’t been serviced in months.

What are the event cut off times?

You have 17 hours to complete the Outlaw. You need to be out of the swim and on the bike course within 2hrs 15 of the start, which is 8:15am, and you need to be back into T2 by 4pm – this is due to us need to re open parts of the course which have closed roads, so there is no margin for error on this.

Raceday Logistics

When/how will I receive my race pack?

Once you have entered you will receive confirmation via email, nothing will be posted to you – everything is collected at race registration when you arrive.

What’s the minimum age for participation?

20 is the minimum age based on age at 31/12/2018

When do I have to register & rack my bike?

Registration will be open on Friday afternoon & all day Saturday. All bike racking will take place on Saturday afternoon only until 5pm. There are no other options and you must bring photo ID with you.

Do I have to attend the race briefing, even if I’ve done the Outlaw before?

Race briefings are mandatory. It’s your responsibility to know the course as well as the race rules.

 

 

Travel

How close can I park to the race venue?

The site is massive, and OSB have parking attendants on site to direct you to the nearest car park that is not already full. Parking is never more than 10mins walk away from the main building. Parking is £5 for competitors and spectators for the whole weekend?

Where should I stay?

Nottingham city centre is just two miles away and has lots of reasonably priced hotels. There is a camp site at the National water Sports Centre as well with some luxury camping as well as standard. Note that on site rooms are reserved for our race crew.

Is there on-site camping?

There is excellent on site camping, and we reserve the fields for Outlaws.

 

Spectators

What food is available on site?

There is a café serving hot and cold food within the sports centre and during the race weekend we’ll have various vans serving a range of foods. The nearest high street is West Bridgford, just about a mile away, and has lots of coffee shops and restaurants.

What changing facilities are there on site?

There are changing rooms, large lockers and lovely hot showers. You need to get the door code from reception at the Sports Centre to access these.

Is there wifi at the venue?

Yes there is. The password is regularly changed so you will need to ask at the main registration

FAQs

My plans have changed, I no longer want to / can race & I would like to withdraw?

This is not a problem, but please let OSB know using the same email that you have registered with (not social media). Depending on when you withdraw, they will give you a refund up to set amounts. They don’t transfer entries between events or competitors, but simply give you the appropriate amount of money back & you can choose what you wish to do in the future. See OSB Terms and Conditions for refund details.

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