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2019 International Swimrun Equipment Test

Soon we are about to conduct our now institutionalised annual swimrun equipment test. This year we will head to northern Italy and do the test in a magical but challenging setting, making sure we test the equipment in true swimrun-style. We will focus our test on wetsuits and other neoprene stuff, shoes, under layer and pull-buoys. Joining us is swimrun France, Germany, UK, Croatia, Poland and Sweden. Stay tuned through …

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European Swimrun Championship

WoS understands that following the creation of multiple national championships (e.g. the recently announced Belgium championship) and the perceived need to unite European nations in light of the BREXIT events, the European Community commission for Sport will announce during its next Forum taking place in Bucharest (Romania) on the 8-9 April 2019 that a European Swimrun Championship  (ESC) will be organised. The team aspect was a key factor of the decision. …

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What you swimrunners should be doing in April!

27 races in 9 countries and more are underway. The swimrun season is kicking into high gear, and we love it! First out is ÖtillÖ in Hvar and we do hope the contestants get to experience the seasonal strong winds. The first year the winds went up to 16 m/s and more than half the starting-line DNF:d during the long 3-km swim. We look forward to see how the race …

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How to stay happy while undergoing physical and mental torture during training and competition

So, here you are all prepped-up to do a swimrun race. Training has gone well, preparations are on point and you and your partner are aligned in both spirit and performance. But then post-race, you can’t really shake that feeling of being uncomfortable, or lacking happiness. What happened and why do I feel like this? The post-race feeling What many can experience just after a race is a state of …

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What is a swimrun race?

As more organisers around the globe are getting involved with swimrun, the definition of a swimrun race keep evolving, morphing out in different directions. Going from a 2-person team sport, with today ‘s upsurge in solo racing, but also organisers providing group adventure or relay races with teams of up to 6 participants, it’s hard to keep up. Not to mention races, in France in particular, also using a variety …

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The next generation swimrunners – How do we involve the youth?

Any development of a sport is hinged on the constant inflow of new participants and for a sport to really grow steadily over time, this inflow has to consist of foremost younger participants. Currently swimrun is growing fast, both when it comes to participants but also formats for how to swimrun. Compared to the “old days” in the 10 year-or so young sport, with only few races, today a participant …

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Breca Coniston Swimrun 2018

Luke Moseley shares his experience with is long standing friend Chris. Two very experienced and successful endurance athlete but relatively new to swimrunning. Swimrun brings together an eclectic mix of athletes; from the racing-snakes to the weekend-warriors, and the sport welcomes everyone with the promise of an adventure and a challenge.  The 2018 Breca Coniston epitomised this philosophy, with a challenging and beautiful course and water temperatures that didn’t encourage …

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Swimrun Cyprus in March – Clear blue and healing water!

The swimrun race season is on! With around 500 races to choose from all year round, we swimrunners now have the luxury to plan exotic exploratory vacations to different countries to swimrun! A nice treat would be to visit Cyprus for their upcoming swimrun race at the end of March. Have a look, what’s not to love about this? /The WoS Team Protaras Swimrun Cyprus Keravnos Triathlon is part of …

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Why novice runners stop running?

Running seems an obvious activity: we start as kids without too much thinking and rapidly enjoy running after a ball, to catch up with siblings or friends and many other reasons known only by the imaginative child’s brain. However, as a sporting activity it’s not practiced by every adult, and many lose this natural ability. For swimrunning, this is a problem as it’s a rather important part of our sport. …