The Holkham Estate and its magnificent eighteenth century hall provide a stunning backdrop to the swim, both transitions and the run. The bike course is a single loop taking in the coastal road, quiet country roads and some faster roads. The run does feature some climbs across three loops around the Estate.
There is on-site camping organised specifically for competitors and their family and friends, camping is only permitted in Holkham twice a year, so this is a fantastic opportunity. There are various types of accommodation in the area, but this is a popular holiday destination, so please book early!
This will be a very high quality racing experience, and an escape from everyday life. Holkham is one of Britain's tourist gems, and we're delighted to be able to return for a third year.
How to enter the Outlaw Half – Holkham
- Triathlon: Swim 1.2mi, Bike 56mi, Run 13.1mi
Outlaw Half – Holkham route
What are the cut off times?
Swim – 1 hour 10 minutes after your wave start, with a further 10 minutes allowed to reach bike mount Bike 5 hours 20 minutes after your wave start
Run – 9 hours 00 minutes after your wave star
Do people miss the cut off times, and if so what happens to them?
Yes, they do, but not many. A few will miss the swim cut off and those that miss it on the bike usually have had multiple punctures, exhaustion due to heat, or got too cold in bad weather. It’s worth getting new tyres a few weeks out and get your bike serviced. TFN do bike checks at the expo but please do not leave it until the day before if your bike hasn’t been serviced in months.
Anyone missing the cut off times will be asked to stop and be transported back to the venue if necessary. You need to be ahead of the cut off at all times, you can’t rely on catching time up later in the course if you are well behind it you will be asked to return to the venue.
How hilly is the bike course?
It’s undulating with a few climbs and some nice fast sections. Overall the roads are generally quiet with some technical sections. Open areas can be prone to the wind.
What is the terrain on the run?
It’s a fairly tough run and you need to prepare accordingly. The surface is a mixture of tarmac, concrete and sandstone. There are a couple of potentially narrow sections where you will be able to run on the grass if needed.
Where should I start on the swim?
Each wave will be around 300 people and will spread out really quickly, so you’ll have a lot of space to swim. If you are quick (25mins or below) you should start at the front of your wave. If you expect to be nearer the cut off, like your own space or are nervous then start at the back. After the first few seconds everyone will have sprinted off and you can start in your own time.
How should I pace the swim?
Fast swimmers will sprint off to establish space for themselves in front of everyone else. Slower swimmers should start slowly over the first 200-400m and then aim to work back up the pack gradually.
70.3 (Middle distance)
Outlaw Half – Holkham weather forecast
Partly cloudy throughout the day.
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