The swim takes place across two adjacent lakes with an ‘Aussie exit’ taking you from one to the next before you exit the water ready to ride your bike out of the Estate and around Bedfordshire’s quiet roads.
The bike route features a very long downhill stretch mid-way through the course help boost your average speed. Overall, it’s a rolling course with 2345ft of climbing; the climbs will give as much as they demand and its certainly TT bike friendly.
We do not have a waiting list. Once the race is full, the only way to get in is via our official charities – Alzheimer’s Research UK or Cancer Research UK (CR-UK).
Once you have paid your initial deposit, your instalments will be taken automatically using the card details you gave when you originally entered. If your card expires or becomes invalid and the payment cannot be taken, you will be sent an email by Active to let you know. Please then log into your Active account at https://myevents.active.com/ and click on Billing Management to update your card details and make the payment.
It is your responsibility to make sure that you payments are completed before the withdrawal deadline or you will forfeit your place in the event.
After your initial payment of £125 taken at entry your second payment of £90 will be taken on 21 March 2022
Transfers to another athlete are not permitted. If you are unable to take part, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to officially withdraw. The date that you inform us that you wish to withdraw will determine whether a refund will be made and the amount that will be refunded (please check our terms and conditions for more information). If you have entered using the payment plan your initial payment is not refundable. If you have completed your payments, we can issue a partial refund based on the terms and conditions.
It is possible to transfer your entry to a different Outlaw 2022 event (provided they haven’t sold out), for a fee of £25, plus any additional entry fees payable. This must be done at least 5 weeks before the date of the event you originally entered and your target event must still be open for entries. You can do this by calling the office on 01522 699950. It is also possible to change your entry to a relay until 5 weeks before the event. There will be a £30 increase in entry fee, plus £10 processing fee to pay. You will need to call the office on 01522 699950 before 5pm on the Friday before the withdrawal deadline.
Please note that no transfers or changes can be made after 6 May 2022 and no refunds are offered for withdrawals after this date.
Yes, you can enter a relay team at all Outlaw Triathlon Series events. Usually, these are teams of three, but a team of two is ok as well.
It is possible to change your entry to a relay up to 5 weeks before the event. This should be done by calling 01522 699950. There will be a £30 increase in entry fee plus a £10 Admin fee to pay.
Yes, you can up to 4 weeks before the event, this should be done via your Active account at https://myevents.active.com/.
Changes after this date can be made by contacting our office on 01522 699950 up until 27 May 2022. No further changes can be made after this date.
To enter the elite wave you need to provide evidence of a sub 5 hour (female) or sub 4:30 (male) result from a previous event. If the event isn’t sold out, you can enter via the entry system and select ‘elite wave’ during the process. If it is already sold out, please contact us via email@example.com and we will do our best to accommodate you if we can. We will review the entry list to ensure that athletes meet the minimum criteria. Please note, athletes entered in the Elite wave are not eligible for Age Group prizes. Also note that where there are insufficient elites entered, athletes will revert to their relevant age group category.
Prizes will be awarded for standard age groups e.g. 25-29 years, 30-34 years and so on. Please note that your age group is decided based on your age on 31/12/2022.
There are range of hotels and B&B’s in the local area.
Packs are to be collected on site. You will be allocated a collection time when the Start List is published. We allocate times in order to reduce queuing and make your registration and racking experience smoother.
All bike racking will take place on Saturday only and generally will close around 4pm. There are no other options and you will not be able to rack on race morning. Please check your race information nearer the time for specific information about racking times and for information about other items you need to bring with you e.g. Photo ID.
You only need to rack your bike the day before the race. All other items can be brought into transition on race morning. You can cover your bike if you wish to, but please think about how you do it if it is windy. A fully covered bike can become a sail!
You will register and present your ID and race license when you come to rack on Saturday. We cannot register anyone without photo ID so please make sure you bring it with you. A photo is sufficient if you do not carry your wallet/purse. Please make sure that you wear your security wristband for the whole weekend as you will not be able to retrieve your bike without it!
The course maps are available for you to download from our website. It is possible that these routes may be subject to change, however we are confident that these are the routes that will be used. Please note – you may not be able to access all parts of the course in advance of the race and some sections may require extra caution or be unsuitable to use without the race day traffic management in place.
Sorry, there are no opportunities to swim in the lakes prior to the event.
This is entirely dependent on the weather in the preceding weeks. We will not know definitively until the temperature is measured on the morning of the event.
No. Wetsuits are always compulsory for Outlaw events. You can wear a sleeveless wetsuit, but you must wear one. No Wetsuit, no race.
The course is mostly flat with some undulating sections. Road & TT bikes are suitable. Please check the course information on the website for details of the route and profile.
Yes, to ensure the smooth & safe organisation of the event, we have some specific cut-off times. All of the cut-off times are based on your start time. You need to be ahead of the cut off at all times, you will not be able to rely on catching time up later in the course. If you are behind you will be asked to leave the race.
Swim Cut Off – 1 hour 10 minutes with a further 10 minutes allowed to reach bike mount.
Bike Finish Cut-Off – 5 Hours 20 Mins (including your swim time). Within the bike section there is an additional cut off at 33 miles of 3 hours 45 mins.
Run Finish – 9 Hours Total
Unfortunately some people do miss the cut offs and we have to remove them from the race before they finish.
You must be ahead of the cut offs at every stage of the race – if you miss one, you will not be allowed to continue on the assumption that you can make up time later in the course.
If you miss a cut off you will not be allowed to continue and you will either need to make your own way back to transition or we will transport you back to the venue if required.
The race will start with the first competitors setting off at 6am. You will need to check your race information nearer the time for your individual start time.
No, not for the half. Your race equipment must be stored by your bike. Additional kit will either be held in a bag storage area or next to your bike depending on the latest race regulations or you can leave it with your supporters.
Please keep all bags a reasonable size ie. airline cabin baggage size
You can carry mobile phone, but it must not be used in any distractive manner during the race. You cannot play music on it.
Not reading the race information! Even if you have done this race before, there may be changes to how it is being run this year. Please read your race information fully when you get it so you know how everything will work. This includes knowing when to rack your bike and what you must bring with you to do this.
Not knowing where their stuff is in transition. Make sure to visualise your run out of the water and how to locate your bike, same again for T2.
Not arriving early enough. Remember there is a lot to do before a race, there will be queues for toilets and it may be some distance to the swim start.
Everyone should develop their own strategy during training, but most competitors have their breakfast around two to three hours before the start, and then drink to ensure they are hydrated. You may find it helpful to eat something small or take a gel or two 15-30mins before your race start.
High 5 is our on-course nutrition partner.
It is expected at the Bike Feed Station there will be pre-filled 750ml bottles of High5 Energy Source or Water available. There will also be High5 Energy Gels.
It is expected along the run course there will be one feed station passed 4 times and additional water stations passed 5 times.
Distances are in the feed station section below. The main feed station will have High5 Energy Drink Citrus, High5 Zero Citrus, flat cola, water, High5 IsoGels in Orange and Berry flavour and High5 IsoGels with caffeine in Berry flavour and bananas. The Drink stations in between will have water, High5 energy source and IsoGels.
You will be allocated a swim start time based on the information you provide – the start could either be a time trial format where you start in pairs or mass starts in smaller wave groups, this will be confirmed in your race information. Please ensure that you arrive to the swim start at your allocated time.
You do not have to dive in races where a diving start is allowed – you will be able to jump or slide into the water if you prefer. If you are a nervous swimmer or find that you are being overtaken, you may find it better to position yourself to the side of the main racing line.
This is still undecided currently.
You can only receive a penalty or disqualification from a BTF Official. Penalties will be displayed in the foyer of the main venue building. To avoid being disqualified or penalised, ensure you are familiar with the BTF rules and follow them at all times e.g.
· Do not cross the centre line of the road (ride on the correct side at all times), especially when cornering.
· Do not urinate in public, there are plenty of toilets at all feed stations on the course and in transition.
· Don’t ride dangerously, please ensure that you adhere to the Highway Code
– Don’t behave in a rude or aggressive manner
· Don’t draft – ensure you keep your distance from other riders. Once you pass someone it is their responsibility to drop back. There are motorbike referees on the course.
· Do not drop litter!
Woburn Estate includes both Woburn Abbey and also Woburn Safari Park. Woburn Abbey is currently closed as it is under going refurbisment. Woburn Safari Park visitors can drive through the park – pre bookings must be made. The Woburn Estate covers over 3000 acres.
There is no specific wifi at the venue, however, the phone signals are very good.
Yes, we will have an athlete tracker. The link to the tracker will be available from our website in the immediate lead up to the race. We also have various live social media updates. Please note that this is not precise tracking but an average pace based on your time recorded at fixed points on the course.
Yes, dogs are welcome on the race site but they must stay on a lead.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 01522 699950. Please note that the office will close mid week before the race weekend, after this point you will only be able to reach us via Facebook.