Welcome Back! Outlaw Half Nottingham a Huge Success
After a long winter, the Outlaw Half Nottingham weekend was a wonderful celebration of the sport coming back together. 1400 athletes were welcomed to the National Watersport Centre on 20 June.
The event crowned two new champions at the elite level, personal goals were achieved at all levels and thousands of pounds were raised for charities including Cancer Research UK and Alzheimer’s Research UK.
Cardiff’s Josh Lewis and Cheltenham based Lydia Dant were the winners in a very competitive field that included three-time Olympian and multiple world champion, Tim Don.
Lewis, who was new to racing over this distance, said: “I hoped that I would be in the top five. I didn’t honestly think I would win.”
Dant left her job 18 months ago to set up her own bike fitting consultancy. Being surrounded by tools and bike parts clearly suits her. She commented: “There were so many people out there, it was absolutely ace.”
Team Franco’s Flyers won the Relay event with swimmer, James Franco, doubling his athletic performance with a day volunteering as part of the event crew. His ‘cool down’ was a 13.1mile ride as the bike lead in the women’s race before helping the later finishers around the course. His relay team members Adam Kenway (a professional cyclist) and Andy Harding helped their relay team to win top honors.
RESULTS: Outlaw Half Nottingham, 20 June 2021
1.2mile swim, 56mile bike, 13.1mile run
1. Josh Lewis, NTPCW, 3:55:14
2. Andrew Horsfall-Turner, 3:56:47
3. Tim Don, 3:57:53
1. Lydia Dant, Passion Fit, 4:24:47
2. Megan Mcdonald, 4:25:16
3. Rosie Weston, Team Cherwell, 4:32:40