‘Following months, if not years, of speculation’, the popular Outlaw Triathlon Series in the UK has confirmed a new middle-distance event in the South West of England. Outlaw Half Bowood will take place on Sunday 7 June at Bowood Estate in Wiltshire.
Bowood is located off the M4 motorway close to Chippenham, midway between Bath and Swindon. After years of searching for a suitable new venue for Outlaw, the event team found that ‘Bowood offers good accessibility, a stunning backdrop and a course that is in keeping with rest of the Outlaw Series.’
The 1.2 mile swim will take place in the large natural lake on site. There is then a single lap 56 mile bike course followed by a three-lap 13.1 mile run within the grounds of the estate, which boasts 100 acres of parkland beautifully landscaped by 18th-century architect Capability Brown. The start, finish, transitions and event village will all be situated against the backdrop of the Georgian Bowood House.
Event Director, Iain Hamilton said “We’ve been hinting at a ‘southern’ Outlaw event for several years and are really pleased to have been given the opportunity to use Bowood Estate.
“The venue is stunning, and we’re able to retain the ethos of the other events in the series in terms of having a single lap swim, single lap bike course and multi lap run, as well as keeping the start, finish and transitions all very close together.”
He added: “We’re aware that the date clashes with other high-profile events. Having identified the venue, done the majority of planning and built a relationship with the local authority, which is very supportive of hosting an Outlaw event, we found the only date available was 7 June.
“I’m really pleased that [popular local event] Cotswold 113, which is on the same day, is already full and has a long waiting list. We are committed to expanding the Outlaw Triathlon Series and making a success of our newest event, accepting limitations that we might have due to the date. We are already in talks with the venue and other organisers for 2021 dates.”
The event is open for pre-registration now ahead of entries going on sale on 2 December. Pre-registering has the incentive of an exclusive discount on the standard entry price. Bespoke on-site camping will be available to book in the New Year.
The Outlaw Series:
- Outlaw Half Nottingham, 17 May – General entry sold out, charity places available
- Outlaw Half Bowood, 7 June – Pre-registration open
- Outlaw Half Holkham, 28 June – Entries open
- Outlaw Nottingham, 26 July – Enter by 30 November for best terms and conditions
- Outlaw X, 27 September – Entries open