Race reports

Let there be Rock Man!

Lysefjord, 7:30. The rock anthem “Thunderstorm” by AC/DC stops, and the first pairs jump in the water of Fantahåla. The cliffs around dominate the landscape and the clouds overhead add to the intensity of the moment. One more check with Rupert, we are ready to jump. Are we ready to race together? Time will tell! Rewind a bit, back to Ötillö several years ago, at a time when no swimrun …

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How do you get stronger in swimrun racing?

Well, luckily for us, 2 new studies have just been published, looking into this specific phenomenon. In the 1st study, 390 long-distance triathletes answered a survey looking into their strength training habits, focusing on what barriers they primarily experienced for this type of complementary training. Coming as no surprise, time was reported as the main constraint, but more surprisingly, many also reported lack of knowledge on how to properly perform …

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Are you an (swimrun) iron dad?

How do you partake in endurance sports at the same time as managing the role as a father, husband or employee? All while withstanding a rigoruous training regimen of up to 20 hous per week? Iron dads is a group that previously hasn’t been looked into much, but there is an interesting study investigating this phenomenon, analysing how this level of training can cause things like ‘sporting guilt’ i.e., a …

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The World’s First Book On Swimrun

We are happy to share the world’s first swimrun book with you. The book was written pro-bono with the sole purpose to help guide beginners and more advanced swimrunners to further explore what swimrun is all about. Download it free via the link below and please share with your friends! Please enjoy and happy reading! Nic /The WoS Team   P.S. The book is available via www.worldofswimrun.com  

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Shoes’ comfort can modify your gait

Anybody who had to run with shoes that don’t fit can attest how importance it is to get comfortable shoes. A simple discomfort can rapidly turn into a cause for withdrawal, or at least for changing the gait. But how do you measure “comfort”? This is a very subjective, not easy to evaluate.  Meyer et al (2018) investigated the influence of perceived footwear comfort on the variability of running kinematics …

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Can water resistant sun cream protect you in swimrun?

The summer is finally arriving and it’s wise to protect our skin against the damages the sun may cause, including skin cancer. Comes in the trusted sun cream. They have various protection levels of Sun Protection Factor (SPF) and some are even “water resistant”. Perfect for swimrun, yes? Well, not so fast. “Which ?” the famous British comparison magazine has tested creams claiming to be water resistant. They found that …

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Drink Coffee and Swim Faster

Caffeine’s positive effect on endurance exercise is well-known, but when should you drink it and does it necessarily need to be hot? No, of course not, unless it’s really cold outside, then it can be a good idea. Often you will find caffeine-energy at aid stations during a race and for long races it’s a good thing to continuously keep to a healthy level of intake. Otherwise you risk a …

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Don’t miss out on ÖtillÖ Utö this weekend

Ahoy Swimrunners. As the sport of swimrun keeps developing, so are also the means of following it world-wide, with more organisers offering the possibility to track your favourites and friends, or to follow the race live. This weekend ÖtillÖ desends on utö and after a long period of unusually warm weather, we expect this race to be a fast one! Don’t miss out and follow the race live here Check …

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Amber Swimrun Race in Latvia – Swimrun in the Baltic states!

Four years ago, two of the Amber race organising team participated in the Rockman swimrun race. They liked it so much that they decided to introduce Latvians and other Baltic countries to the wonderful sport of swimrun. In 2016, Amber race swimrun took place for first time in Salacgriva, located along the coast of north Latvia. This is the 3rd time the race will take place, on May 27. In …

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2018 World SwimRun Equipment Test – Wetsuits

Wetsuits are undeniably the stars of the swimrun equipment. Protection against the cold, buoyancy, easiness to put on and remove, comfort in running, flexibility of the shoulders, weight, pockets, the wetsuits have many functions to fulfil and some are near incompatible. In April this year, swimrunners from World of Swimrun (WoS), Swimrun France (SR-F), Swimrun Germany (SR-G) and GoSwimrun Poland teamed up in Hvar, Croatia for the annual international and …