Harry Wiltshire won the long distance Outlaw Triathlon at Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham, on 1 July in a time of 9:06:16 for the 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride and 26.2 mile marathon run. Emma Rand from York won the women’s event whilst Gi Tri Bridgetown won the relay for a second year in a row.

 

Despite having never completed the distance before, and only deciding to enter a few days beforehand,

Wiltshire led from start to finish.

 

Wiltshire set a course record on the swim and extended his lead on the bike.

 

Oxfordshire’s Chris Goodfellow was gaining on Wiltshire at the start of the run, but he consolidated his lead and maintained it to the finish.

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 prepare. 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. 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.”

 

Emma Rand, aged 41, from York was the first woman to finish in just a few seconds over eleven hours. 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 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.

A team of three local women finished third as they raced for Cancer Research UK. Cyclist, Lucy Gossage, a Cancer Research doctor, passed her family home along the route. The team also comprised swimmer Helen Gorman and Chrissie Howard, a police officer in Derbyshire.

The date for next year’s Outlaw Triathlon has been confirmed as 7 July. Entries are set to open in September and are expected to again sell out quickly.

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