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28/05/2013 at 09:21

SS - it could warm up by then - and if not then the swim could be shortened. amendments to rules have just been issued by British Triathlon and there is mention of water temperature and air temperature. But don't worry about it.


am I right to plan not to get changed in transition - to wear monaco and shorts under wetsuit and then just strip and go? unless it is a cold day I will dry off fairly quickly I would have thought. I am thinking I might not have time to waste getting changed


28/05/2013 at 09:46

Forecast 21 degrees and sunny on Friday though...18 degrees and sunny on Sunday at the race.  That should warm the water slightly!!

Edited: 28/05/2013 at 09:47
28/05/2013 at 10:22

the nights are going to be warmer than they have been lately as well which will help

IronChris68    pirate
28/05/2013 at 10:46


TimmyG (bike of a relay)
Southern Snail

I'm not sure about racing, just aiming to get out of the swim in time and get around, will be on the Caravan site from Friday

Nervous doesn't cover it but I have slain my open water demons, just need to get quicker

28/05/2013 at 11:29

it is so nice to know I am not the only one that is 'nervous'  we'll all be fine.

28/05/2013 at 12:35

At least there's a lot of people that look as though they'll be near the back. 

That's much more comforting than my usual worry that everyone will swim off and leave me on my own...when there's a group of you, it actually is enjoyable and you can encourage each other.

Who's camping?  I am, but need to dig out my 2 man tent which I haven't used since Outlaw 2011...fingers crossed it's still in one piece

28/05/2013 at 15:23

You can add me to the "nervous bunch"

Am thinking of wearing tri shorts though not sure I've ever cycled 56 miles in them and then I think I might put a top on in transition so its dry, then depending on weather depends on how many layers I put on. Are warmers take a while but might be worth it.

I've only done one triathlon 5 years ago and had a plastic box with lid for transition. Is there room for that. Seems a bit pointless having a bag so everything gets wet if it rains.

I need to worry about nutrition too.

In fact I think I just need to worry

28/05/2013 at 15:36

on the facebook page they said something about transition bags. Sometimes boxes aren't allowed because of the space they take up - you could email them or ask on the facebook page

28/05/2013 at 16:22

From the Outlaw Half info pack:

"There will be one transition area positioned at the bottom end of the lake in front and to the side of the boat stores. Please ensure that you only bring kit which is absolutely necessary into the transition area. This will be your transition for both the Swim-Bike and Bike-Run. There will be No change tent available and nudity is not permitted so please consider this in your race preparations."

So no change tent, no bags and no nekkedness (boooo!!) i.e. just like a normal triathlon.

From the transition plan on the site, it looks like they've taken out the Outlaw Full Change tent for another transition area with racking.

The pic below is the Outlaw transition area from 2010.  This was about 800 bikes and they're expecting 1300 this weekend (although in wave starts). The tent at the far end won't be there and a further transition area will be in it's place.

More pics from Outlaw 2010 and 2011 in my gallery at www.sub17.net




28/05/2013 at 16:33


And this is what you're looking for...the finish that is, not the Medical Tent...



28/05/2013 at 17:32

long time no see cake!! you competing or around supporting this sunday?

After reccying the bike course yesterday, during the afternoon using a thermometer i took the temperature of the water it was hovering around 14.5 degree C. so hopefully it contiues to get warmer in the next few days..

Edited: 28/05/2013 at 17:32
28/05/2013 at 19:40

Steve Ho, thanks for the water temp info, that is making me feel better as it was around the same temp last year for the full.

Thanks TimmyG, I had not read the pack properly and totally missed the fact there would be no change tent. Plans changed, no problem.

Dustboy    pirate
28/05/2013 at 21:39

No change tent, blimey, for hard nuts only then.


TheEngineer    pirate
28/05/2013 at 21:52

I will be there biking and running!

IronChris68    pirate
28/05/2013 at 22:55

That buggers up my race kit plans, I have no tri shorts and I will need to change after the swim and bike, towel wrapped around me will have to do...!! No way I'm cycling in Tri shorts as my delicate fat arse won't take it!!!!


Mad dash to buy some tri shorts is on the cards

Edited: 28/05/2013 at 23:00
Cortina5    pirate
28/05/2013 at 22:59

Chris, no nudity includes nipples! Even for blokes. BTF rules.

IronChris68    pirate
28/05/2013 at 23:06

I'll have plasters on them!!! So I need a 2 piece tri suit !! The one thing I don't have!! Erm bugger

Mr StOat    pirate
29/05/2013 at 06:00

With the no nippels rule, is that all teh way through or only after T1 - don't loads of people do sprint tri's in just trunks and the then put tops on afterwards?

29/05/2013 at 06:37

looks like the weather is going to be warmer fri and sat and sun which is good for water temp. Don't want it too hot Sun afternoon though, I am not good in the heat

29/05/2013 at 07:01

cake - yeah unfortunately i'm doing this one.. swimming is still just as rubbish or worst...l so I'll be racing for last place on the swim..lol


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