Sub7 test for Bottrill and ‘One More Tri’ for Perkins at Outlaw Half Nottingham

Outlaw season gets underway in the UK this Sunday in Nottingham – with plenty of points of interest.

There’s a Professional Racing License up for grabs for the leading amateur man and woman based on Outlaw Half Nottingham being a British Triathlon Gateway Event.

There’s also a £1500 course record pot, with the times to beat 3:51:44 (Will Clarke, 2019) and 4:18:56 (Cat Faux, 2014).              

Sub7 pointer

This will be Matt Bottrill’s last test before supporting Olympic and Ironman World Champion, Kristian Blummenfelt at Sub7 next month.

The high-performance coach and time trial specialist was this week named as overseeing and part of Blummenfelt’s eight-strong bike pacing team.

He says he’s fitter than he has been for years and Bottrill is doing the bike leg in a relay with three-time Olympic swimmer Ross Davenport and triathlon legend, Will Clarke. The relay course record of 4:01:18 is likely to be smashed.

There are two men, Gary Goacher and Graham Yare, taking part that have done every single Outlaw and Outlaw Half event since the first event took place in 2010. That’s a feat of endurance and consistency covering 11 full distance and 16 Half Outlaw events over twelve years (and counting).

One more tri for Sam

Sam Perkins is aiming to complete ‘one more tri’. He’s already an Outlaw; he completed the full distance event in 2016, but this time will be extra special. He has motor neurone disease (MND) and is being supported round by friends and family, including Nottingham Forest FC players.

There’s no treatment or cure for MND, he’s aiming help change that https://justgiving.com/fundraising/onemoretri.  

The race sold out as quickly as ever and there will be just under 1800 individuals and 41 relay teams taking part, starting at 6am at the National Water Sports Centre on Sunday.

It’s the first of five races in the Outlaw Triathlon Series and entries are still available for the others.

Tracking and results links will be available via https://www.outlawtriathlon.com on Sunday.

Will Clarke holds the course record at Outlaw Half Nottingham
Helen Gorman
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Helen is part of the editorial team at TRI247 after spending ten years as a Press Officer with British Triathlon. She has held press roles with British Swimming and other national governing bodies as well as having written for a range of printed and online publications. She's mostly found at a pool, sometimes breaking world masters records.