OSB Events

OSB Events is a multi award-winning sporting events company. Since organising our first event in 1991, we have hosted hundreds of events for thousands of competitors in mass participation endurance sports. Iain Hamilton founded OSB Events as a college project and has built a business employing a dedicated work force. He won a lifetime achievement award in 2015 for his work developing the sport in the UK. As organisers of the award winning Outlaw Triathlon, Triathlon Relays and the now infamous Saucony Cambridge Half Marathon, we take a huge amount of pride in our events, with customer satisfaction at the forefront of everything we do. We have been, or still are athletes ourselves and aim to look at everything from the participants perspective in order to deliver a safe, enjoyable and memorable race experience - races that we'd like to take part in ourselves. As a full time, experienced event management company, we apply the exact same event formula and staff team at all of our events, from the biggest to the smallest, so you can enter with confidence that you'll have an enjoyable and safe race experience. Our regular event crew is an invaluable part of our team; some of them have been with us from the very start! We like to think this is because were one big family, and we welcome crew members and competitors alike with open arms. If you have any worries or questions during your event, please just ask us!

The Saucony Cambridge Half Marathon is set to take place on the 4th March 2018 and will be in its seventh year. As it has in previous years, the start and finish will take place on Midsummer Common.

The Saucony Cambridge Half Marathon began in 2012 with 3000 competitors, in 2016 the course was revised to include a single loop, which meant it was able to grow to 7000 competitors. The event in 2018 is set to be the biggest and best yet with 9000 entries available.

The Saucony Cambridge Half Marathon has sold out in record time in previous years and we expect it to be no different this year as demand for city centre half marathons grow. Not only does the event sell out, but it gets great reviews and feedback. Over 96% of athletes who filled in the post-race survey in 2017 said they would race the Saucony Cambridge Half Marathon again. They also rated the registration process, value for money, pre-event information, medal, new course, overall atmosphere, results and timing between 'excellent' and 'good'.

Competitors will receive all the elements you would expect from a high-profile city centre running event, including online registration, chip timing, UKA certified distance, on course entertainment, professional event medical cover, high quality medals and goodie bags!

Saucony Cambridge Half Marathon

March

Saucony Cambridge Half Marathon

The Clumber Park Duathlon is the perfect event for testing out your fitness post festive celebrations and even help to shift any extra unwanted Christmas pounds!

The duathlon is set in the picturesque setting of one of Nottinghamshires finest National Parks and is perfect for all abilities. In previous years, it has attracted first timers along with Great Britain age-groupers.

The event is split into two distances; a sprint and a standard distance but which ever one you choose to take part in will see you race through acre after acre of beautiful woodland. The run sections take place on fully closed tarmac roads and features steady climbs at the beginning but dont worry, this means you will be running downhill to the first transition.

The bike course is through some of the most beautiful tree lined routes in the UK, including some closed roads. The long rolling roads will test your strength as the roads pitch from climb to descent.

Clumber Park Duathlon

March

Clumber Park Duathlon

The event will still start and finish at award winning David Lloyd Lincoln Health Club where athletes will take on a 400m pool swim and start and finish their 5km run along the towpath of the Fossdyke canal.

This is a great event for beginners who are looking to give triathlon a go, starting with a heated indoor pool swim, followed by a brand new bike route (no trip up Burton hill!!) and finishing with a picturesque run along the waters edge. Once you have finished all that you can recover and relax in the luxury private health clubs lounge area and caf,

Lincoln Triathlon

April

Lincoln Triathlon

The Outlaw Half Nottingham is one of Britains most popular events, often selling out in a matter of minutes. The Middle Distance event covers a 1.2 mile open water swim, 56 mile bike ride and a 13.1 mile run, which must be completed in less than nine hours.

The swim takes place in the regatta lake in wave starts. A single out and back course makes it easy to navigate and then with a quick escape via a very short transition, you are straight out on your bike. The roads around Nottinghamshire offer great surfaces for fast riding and only the odd short climb to challenge you. The bike course will be fast, but don't underestimate it - especially if it's a windy day!

On returning to the National Water Sports Centre, the flat multi-lap course around the lake and river path offers a feed station every mile or so and is lined with supporters willing you all the way to the finish line.

The start, the swim, much of the run and the finish are all conveniently located together, making excellent spectator and family viewing at the National Water Sports Centre in Nottingham.

There is on-site camping, family friendly activities as well as excellent city centre hotels just two to three miles down the road. There are thousands of car parking spaces available; making this is the perfect athlete and spectator experience.

Outlaw Half Nottingham

May

Outlaw Half Nottingham

The National Water Sports Centre is the perfect venue for testing yourself on a perfectly flat course where the tempo is high and the competition is fierce (and friendly!)

Whether youre an experienced athlete looking for a fast time over the sprint distance, or youre a novice competitor looking for a safe and friendly venue for your first open water triathlon, then the Nottingham Triathlon is the perfect event.

The arena type venue with an overlooking grandstand, blaring PA, electric atmosphere and big crowds will push you beyond what you think you're capable of. Whether it is your first triathlon or you are trying to qualify for the national Age-Group squad, we guarantee you will enjoy the fully closed road-circuit style race and the extra support that brings with it.

The swim takes place in the regatta lake, with a simple out and back course, followed by four laps of the perimeter lake on the bike. Dont forget the wind, which can push you back one way, but also propel you at high speeds in the opposite direction. The run covers on and off road sections before taking you past the cheering grandstand to the finishing line.

This fantastic venue offers camping and ample car-parking, making it the perfect event to bring the family to, as they'll get to see you swim, bike and run as well as have the opportunity to enjoy the park environment and various activities on site. There are two main cafes on site, changing and shower facilities and very easy access to Nottingham city centre just two miles down the road.

Nottingham Sprint Triathlon

May

Nottingham Sprint Triathlon

Introducing our brand new event with Doddington Hall and Giant Lincoln...

We have created this partnership to host The Giant Lincoln Sportive at Doddington Hall 2018. This will be the second event in our brand-new Lincoln Triple Challenge.

This will be the only sportive on our 2018 calendar and will be helping to raise money for local charities and great causes. The event will have 3 distances for you to choose from:

33 Miles

54 Miles

107 Miles

All cyclists taking part will start and finish at the beautiful Doddington Hall and complete their chosen distance on a well-marked and safe course. Once they have crossed the finish line they will receive a bespoke medal and technical t-shirt.

On the two longer courses, the cyclists will pass numerous well-stocked yummy feed stations to keep them going.

Dont worry - we havent forgotten all the non-cyclists either as there will be plenty of activities taking place at Doddington Hall to keep friends and family busy while you are out on the road.

The Lincoln Cycle Sportive At Doddington Hall

June

The Lincoln Cycle Sportive At Doddington Hall

This sprint triathlon takes place in the historic market town of Southwell and consists of a 400m swim which will take place in the Southwell Leisure Centres 25m pool followed by a 17.6km cycle finishing with a two lap 5km run.

This is one of the best sprint triathlons to take on for your first dabble with the sport. This event has always had a high percentage of first-timers and almost a third of our atheletes are novices.

The Southwell Triathlon route does feature a few inclines, we wouldnt say these were mountains but the first part of the run has earnt itself the name The Southwell Slope! Regardless of these inclines, Southwell is a great event for athletes of all abilities who would like to challenge themselves.

Southwell Sprint Triathlon

June

Southwell Sprint Triathlon

Take part in one of our most popular and long standing sprint events of the year, the 2018 event attracted over 850 participants!

2019 will be Woodhall Sprint Triathlons 14th year and it will again be the final event in the Midlands Sprint Triathlon Series. This event features beautiful open countryside, quiet roads and run route on country lanes and if last year is anything to go by, lots of sunshine!

Jubilee Park offers the perfect start, finish, transition and swim.

The sprint triathlon consists of a 400m swim in the fantastic 33m heated outdoor pool, a very safe bike course along beautiful quiet country lanes, finishing with a very simple and flat run.

Woodhall Sprint Triathlon

June

Woodhall Sprint Triathlon

Holkham Hall Estate is the beautiful setting for the Outlaw Half Holkham and the 10k race as well as the fun 2.5k dash for children.

The Dash is a fun but challenging event for children up to the age of 15 years. Run on a tarmac surface this out and back route takes the runners to the stunning obelisk before running back to the carpeted finishing chute in front of Holkham Hall, with everybody collecting their finishers medal on the finish line.

The Holkham 2.5k Dash offers a great opportunity to get the kids involved, in what is a brilliant sporting weekend set within the beautiful grounds of Holkham Hall. Enter today as there are limited spaces available!

Holkham 2.5K Dash

July

Holkham 2.5K Dash

The sell-out Holkham 10k is back this year as part of a weekend of fantastic racing opportunities.

Tired of fast and flat and want to give yourself a personal best that gives you a challenge along the way? Its time to enter Holkham 10k.

The event is set within the grounds of the magnificent eighteenth-century Holkham Hall Estate. Runners can take in some of the stunning scenery of the Holkham Hall grounds. Theres a mixture of straights and bends throughout the course before heading towards the Holkham Forge. Once youve run past the iconic Obelisk you know youre on your way to that long-awaited red carpet finish.

The terrain is a mixture of tarmac roads and hard track paths on a single loop course. This undulating course is a challenge for all levels of runner.

Holkham 10k

July

Holkham 10k

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.

Outlaw Half – Holkham

July

Outlaw Half – Holkham

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.

Outlaw Triathlon

July

Outlaw Triathlon

Do you want to take on a fun challenge that is like no other triathlon event you have ever entered? All you will need is three friends (they dont actually have to be your friends it just helps!) your swimming kit, a bike and your trainers!!

This event has been given the nickname of Organised Chaos for all the right reasons! It attracts over 1600 athletes from over 100 different clubs and is full of racing and laughing!

The format is going to be the same as it was in 2017, with all teams racing on Saturday in either the morning or the afternoon sessions depending on the make up of their team.

Each member of the team individually swims 500metres, before tagging their team mate, and so on, and so on, until all four people have completed the swim. Moving onto the 15km bike, each athlete individually completes the 15km bike, until the last team member then tags the first team member to start the 5km run section, with the final athlete finishing in front on the grandstand under the Triathlon England gantry!

Triathlon Relays Championship

August

Triathlon Relays Championship

We are once again hosting the final event of our race calendar at the beautiful Sherwood Pines. The event is a combination of a duathlon and 3 different distances of running events: 10k, 5k and 2k fun run.

Robin Hood Trail Runs

November

Robin Hood Trail Runs

Our final event of our 2018 race calendar will be the same as last, the Robin Hood Off Road Trail adventure.

The off-road duathlon is one of the 4 different events being held at the Off Road Trail Adventure at Sherwood Pines Forest Park. The duathlon will take place on a challenging course, consisting of a 5km run - 17km bike - 3.4km run.

The change in bike course last year was very popular but this will be changing again for 2018! We promise it will be just as fun and fingers crossed for the mud again!

This whole event is a fantastic adventure challenge set within the 1,200 hectares of woodland and open heathland of Sherwood Pines Forest Park with 4 events available: the Robin Hood Off Road Duathlon and 3 trail runs.

This event has something for everyone, whether you are an adrenaline-junkie wanting to challenge yourself on the off road duathlon course or simply enjoy exercise and want to take part in one of the 3 running disciplines, this is the event for you! With something for everyone, it is a great family day out!

Robin Hood Off Road Duathlon

November

Robin Hood Off Road Duathlon

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