One Step Beyond, organiser of the Outlaw Triathlon in the UK, has confirmed that its new Outlaw Half Holkham race is selling fast. The new event was confirmed in mid-November and takes place on 3 July 2016 at Holkham Hall in North Norfolk.
One Step Beyond notes that there are now less than 350 entries to go until the new event is at capacity.
The Holkham estate and its eighteenth century hall will host the Outlaw Half Holkham. The swim, both transitions and the entire run will take place within the grounds of the estate. The swim takes place in the lake with a simple out and back course. The bike course will be a single loop taking in the coastal road as well as passing the Queen’s residence, at Sandringham.
The run will be three loops around the estate, passing and finishing in front of the beautiful house, ‘perfect for spectators who do not want to move much!’ There will be plenty of on-site camping organised specifically for competitors and their family and friends.
There are other caravan parks in the local area and accommodation of various types in this popular holiday destination.
Holkham Hall is privately owned and a lived-in family home. The Hall is a member of the Treasure Houses group, which consists of ‘ten of the most magnificent palaces, houses and castles in England today.’
Visitors can explore the 3,000-acres grounds, and the National Cycle Network route 1 – Wells and Holkham circuit – passes through the park from the north to south gates. Whilst the triathlon swim stage will take place in the lake in the grounds, there is a beach at Holkham, which is ‘one of the most unspoilt and beautiful stretches of sand in the country.’
One Step Beyond adds that ‘This will be a very high quality racing experience, and an escape from everyday life. Holkham is one of Britain’s tourist gems, and we’re delighted to be able to put on an event there. We hope everyone taking part in our first Outlaw Half Holkham will agree.’