The Outlaw Half Nottingham is one of Britain’s 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.
Adam Newell gives us his account of the race…
Today was Event 47 of the #Nasser94 for Alzheimer’s Society so we had to go big, Middle Distance Big! Sunday brought the sun and with it the Nottingham Half Outlaw. The excitement of last week was replaced with pain as a stomach bug derailed everything. But you can’t quit, so against doctors advice, I took part.
The 1.9km swim was interesting. Murky waters and swimming into the sun meant zero visibility. Getting hit in the face and not being able to see who did it was a new one for me! Decent swim all things considered.
Out the lake and onto the 56-mile bike leg. Most of the route was flanked by fields of green, which made it a pleasant ride. I felt I overtook as many people as those who had overtaken me, so was pleased with 3hrs for the ride.
Then there was the run, the one discipline I’ve taken big a Stride(rs) this year with running since I joined the club and was very much looking forward to it before illness took over.
A mixture of walking and jogging and the odd 7-minute mile (don’t ask me) meant I crossed the line with a 2.30 half marathon and an overall time of 6.22h.
Not my best, but glad to have finished given the circumstances.
If anyone is considering Triathlon I would recommend either the Half Outlaw or the Sprint Distance that is held here over the weekend.
The first man over the line was Sam Pictor 4:02:02 and first lady over the line was Lucy Charles of Pulse Fitness in 4:19:11
Full Results here.