Jameson’s brother, Toby, and wife, Cat, also established their Gi Tri Bridgetown relay team as new relay record holders, finishing in 8:01:10. They’d been set up to break the record by an incredible 4:21:32 bike split from UK Ironman record holder, Tom Lowe.

Joel Jameson was impressed with the Outlaw course when he’d watched the inaugural race in 2010. Had it not been for getting married and going on honeymoon just a month before the race, Jameson thought he could have gone faster.

He said: “The lack of training made it really painful at times and I had to really dig deep to pull a win out of the bag. Ultimately, I was happy with the win, but my time could have been better.”

Catherine Faux, 23, who is studying medicine at Sheffield University, was the winning woman, despite having never covered the distance before and doing the Outlaw on a borrowed bike. She said: “I’m really happy to have won, I wasn’t expecting it!”

She added: “There were so many supporters out on the route today and the other competitors were all really supportive which made such a difference when the going got tough. I’m already thinking about next year, I’m definitely planning to take part again.”

Joel Jameson and Catherine Faux won the 2011 Outlaw Triathlon on 24 July in at Holme Pierrepont National Watersports Centre in Nottingham. They set new record times of 8:47:47 and 10:22:51 respectively, some of the fastest long distance triathlon times set in the UK.

Entries are already open for 2012, and filling rapidly for what is turning into one of the fastest, best supported and most popular races in the country.

 

he event is perfect for spectators with the start, finish, both transitions and lots of the race taking part within the watesports centre. In fact, many competitors have said it’s the best supported race they’ve ever been to.

The 2012 event will take place on 1 July and will benefit Cancer Research UK, visit http://www.onestepbeyond.org.uk for more information.

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The Outlaw Triathlon was voted 220 Triathlon Magazine’s event of the year in 2011. The course involves a 3800m swim in the regatta lake at Holme Pierrepont National Watersports Centre, a 112 mile bike ride around Nottinghamshire, including a few of the local time trial hot spots, and a UK Athletics measured 26.2mile run to finish.

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