Wiltshire and Rand win Outlaw Triathlon
Created On: 02 July 2012
Harry Wiltshire won the long distance Outlaw Triathlon at Holme
Pierrepont, Nottingham, in a time of 9hours06:16 for the 2.4mile
swim, 112mile bike ride and 26.2mile marathon run. Despite
having never completed the distance before, and only deciding to
enter a few days ago, he led from start to finish.
Wiltshire was pushed all the way by Chris Goodfellow from
Oxfordshire. Goodfellow was gaining on Wiltshire at the start of
the run, but Wiltshire managed to consolidate his lead and
maintained it to the finish.
Emma Rand from York won the women's event whilst Gi
Tri Bridgetown won the relay for a second year in a row.
Wiltshire, who is from Somerset, but currently based in Leeds,
narrowly missed out on selection for the British Triathlon Team for
the London 2012 Olympics. He set a course record on the swim and
demonstrated his class as he continued to extend his lead on the
bike. Wiltshire came into the race without event without any
After the race he joked: "Why would you run a marathon after
zero training?! It's really important to respect the event, these
people who compete in these events train for twelve months to
"It's been a great race and a really fun day."
Goodfellow commented: "Harry killed me on the swim, but I caught
up on the bike and I was only seven minutes behind after the bike.
I kept pushing myself, hoping he'd let up and the last 20km was
really close. It's a really nice course and the atmosphere was
great, so I'd definitely come back."
Emma Rand, aged 41, from York was the first woman to finish. She
said: "The wind was really hard, but I just kept going and kept
trying and just got on with doing a job really. I've never done
something like this before, and it's probably the biggest thing
I've ever achieved, I might even have to come back next year! I
never ever expected to win, so I'm really chuffed."
Gi Tri Bridgetown won the relay event. The winning team recorded
a time of 8:50.15 with 'The Sheriffs' from Absolute Tri Club in
Nottingham coming in close behind in a time of 8:52.52.
Tony Vout who completed the run for GI Tri Bridgetown, said: "I
enjoyed the race but I enjoyed the carpet at the end the most! A
big thanks to the swim and the bikers, it was down to them, not me.
It's the hardest marathon I've done, especially with the wind."
A team of three local women finished third as they raced for
Cancer Research UK. Cyclist, Lucy Gossage, passed her family home
along the route. Gossage is a Cancer Research doctor at Cambridge
University. The team also comprised swimmer Helen Gorman from Long
Eaton and Chrissie Howard, a police officer in Derbyshire.
Despite the occasional rain shower, the event attracted
thousands of spectators and the atmosphere was fantastic, with
plenty of support for all the athletes from start to finish.
Photo Courtesy of Mark Pearce