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Local Triathlon clubs come together to raise awareness for Sam Perkins Stand Against MND Charity

Sam Perkins has just completed the London marathon.


The Outlaw Half consisting of a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile cycle and 13.1 mile run returns to Nottinghamshire on May 19 and local triathlon clubs have come together to raise awareness for Sam Perkins Stand Against MND Charity by cycling the Outlaw Half Nottingham bike course.

The Triathlon clubs included Nottingham Triathlon Club, TFN, Chesterfield Tri, ICARUS, 100percenttri, Outlaw and Virtual Runner, Arch2arc Journey and Velo Bavarian. The mixed group included Team GB age groupers to first timers at the Half Outlaw distance and participants in the Aquabike event.

Some of Sam’s fundraisers are taking part in the Outlaw Half Nottingham and also joined the ride for Sam’s Fifty50 campaign. The campaign name represents the 50% chance of dying in the first two years after diagnosis. Sam aims to raise £25,000 to add to the nearly £200,000 already raised for research into MND. 

Outlaw Triathon describe the 56-mile bike course as a relatively flat route out into the Nottinghamshire countryside where there is one short but significant climb between 15 miles and 20 miles to test your legs and put a smile on your face as you enjoy the descent on the other side. The cycle returns to the Water Sports Centre via the medieval manor house, Holme Pierrepoint Hall, ready for the final leg of the race.

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The event on May 18 and 19 includes four races – Outlaw Half Nottingham, Outlaw Half Aquabike Notingham, Outlaw Sprint Nottingham and Future Outlaw Half Nottingham. The Outlaw Half Nottingham starts at 6am on Sunday May 19. Further information about the event can be found on the Outlaw Triathlon website HERE.

PICTURED: Sam Perkins (Courtesy of Stand Against MND)

Sam Perkins has just completed the London marathon and although his voice is not up to making videos any more he made an emotional blog in the build up to the London Marathon event which can be viewed HERE.

Chris Thorne from Nottingham Triathlon Club, speaking on behalf of all the supporting triathlon clubs said: “We all want to say a massive well done to Sam and team for his amazing feat in completing the London Marathon.”

Those wishing to support Sam Perkins Stand Against MND can donate via Just Giving HERE.

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