Outlaw Triathlon confirms improved bike course and Channel 4 TV
Created On: 24 May 2012
Nottingham's Outlaw Triathlon will be televised by Channel 4
this year as part of their broad and popular coverage of the sport.
Over 1000 athletes will take on a 2.4mile swim, 112mile bike ride
and 26.2mile run under the glare of television cameras on 1
As a result of the coverage being confirmed, organisers have had
the go ahead to slightly alter the bike course in order to use some
wider roads with better surfaces. The changes are minor, and apply
just to the new southern section of the course. The northern loop
remains unchanged from last year.
Iain Hamilton of One Step Beyond said: "We're really excited
about Channel 4 filming the Outlaw this year. It helps add prestige
to the event and will enable a broad audience to enjoy the
spectacle of the Outlaw.
"We're also pleased to have been able to tweak the bike course
slightly. We've been able to misses out a few of the narrower roads
and use a much more straightforward course.
"Everything is building nicely towards 1 July, when we hope lots
of people will come out to support the athletes who are taking
part. It promises to be a great and very inspiring day out."
The Outlaw bike course is noted for being fast. Former British
long distance record holder, Tom Lowe, rocketed around the 112miles
in 4hours21minutes last year as part of the winning GiTri Bridgtown
relay team. However, athletes can easily over work it and pay the
price on the marathon run. In a relatively flat part of the county,
wind can play a major part in influencing how tough the course will
be on race day.
The course features just one significant hill at Oxton Bank.
Those that took part last year climbed it three times, where as
this year's competitors will climb it just once. Oxton Bank
represents no more than two to three minutes of hard effort before
the reward of a six mile descent into Southwell.
There are a few remaining slots for the Outlaw, and just over
five weeks left to prepare. Visit www.onestepbeyond.org.uk for entries and an
updated interactive bike course map.