Awesome Arthur smashes the 'Outlaw'
Three Counties Running Club member Arthur Sargeant took part in an extremely tough event, The Outlaw Nottingham.
Since the inaugural event in 2010, Outlaw Nottingham has won numerous awards and has grown into one of the UK’s most iconic long distance triathlons.
The events starts and finishes at the water sports centre in Nottingham. This is no mean feat and serious training must be planned and followed to complete the 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride and 26.2 mile run.
The swim was basically straight up and down the lake but it got very technical with so many people cutting across him, so it was difficult for him to get into a rhythm. Arthur still managed to equal his PB so he was happy with that. He then transitioned to the bike which he loved and smashed his previous course PB.
Once the bike was racked he soon settled into a nice rhythm on his run on the beautiful course along the Trent but it was very hot as there was no breeze.
This started to take its toll at mile 16 and at mile 18 his legs felt really heavy, but he managed to dig deep to mile 21, then after that it was just a case of getting home and the job done!
Arthur had a very emotional finish crossing the line with his family there to greet him.
Arthur’s split times were swim 1:13:32, bike 6:15:56 and run 5:19:47PB, total time with transitions 13hrs 11mins 43sec.
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