Kit Walker and Gill Fullen have been presented with their custom winners cycling jeresys after both won at the Outlaw Triathlon in Nottingham yesterday, both broke the previous course records with stunning performances at the National Water Sports Centre. There were 1200 competitors taking part, who enjoyed perfect long distance racing conditions.
Raceskin brand ambassador Kit Walker who won last year, returned with the goal of taking on Joel Jameson’s course record from 2011. However, there was a tough line up including 2014 and 2015 winner, Craig Twigg and a host of other experienced athletes, including Marton Cseik and Matt Leeman, with their eyes on the podium.
Matt Leeman started the day with a swim course record in a time of 46:38, but he was caught early into the bike leg by Kit and then Craig. Eighty miles into the 112mile course there was less than four minutes between Walker and Twigg, but Walker was flying on his new pink and blue Aspire bike (matching his Raceskin custom tri suit) and he had a lead of over twelve minutes by the end of the bike ride.
Kit and Craig both looked good at the start of the run, however, Craig was forced to drop off the pace due to sudden heart rate spiking and ultimately dropped out of the race leaving Cseik and Leeman to battle for second place.
Kit commented after the finishing the race in 8:39:37 (taking eight minutes off the course record in the process), “The run’s always tough but I just broke it down and once I got back onto the lake and 6k to go it was just a case of one foot in front of the other. It was a bit of a slog but coming into that finish was unreal. I was going for 8:45, in my head I wanted to go 8:45 so I couldn’t believe it.”