Fancy a £22 race?
Well, at last, a race organiser is putting its money where its mouth is and making a low, cost race series that should go some way to encouraging more participants.
Organisers of the Outlaw Triathlon, One Step Beyond, have teamed up with Triathlon England to launch new low-cost GO TRI events at the National Water Sports Centre in Nottingham. The first event is set for 20 May.
Using the same regatta lake, closed circuit bike course and country park that famously hosts the award-winning Outlaw events, the OSB GO TRI events will have high quality organisation, without the frills.
There are two race distances available, ensuring that there is something for novices as well as more experienced athletes. There are overall midweek league prizes for competitors in the Super Sprint distance, and a discount on entering all four races.
All of the usual OSB features like a free parking, secure transition and excellent safety provision are included, but things like chip timing, event t-shirts and medals have been removed to save cost.
GO TRI – Splash and Dash
Distances: 200m swim / 5km bike / 1.5km run
GO TRI – Super Sprint, incorporating the OSB Midweek League
Price: £22.00 (£80.00 for all four)
Distance 400m swim / 10km bike / 3km run
20th May / 3rd June / 24th June / 8th July