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 …

2018 World SwimRun Equipment Test – Shoes

Next to wetsuits, the shoes are very important and the 2nd most expensive equipment you will buy for swimrun. Regardless of which shoe you opt for, it should fit your foot, feel comfortable, provide a good grip and support your running technique. You will find shoes for all kinds of environments and terrain like tarmac, trails, gravel roads, rocky and beach conditions and so forth. But since you’ll swim with …

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How to navigate when swimming in swimrun training and racing

Swimrun races with high swim/run ratio, taking place in big open water, put high demand on the swimrunners ability to navigate. If the race is known to demonstrate changeable wind, current and wave conditions, this skill becomes even more important. If you do a coastal type race, it’s easy enough to navigate even though this most likely mean having to breathe on the coastal side during the swim. However, when swimming point-to-point …

How you recover from a long hard swimrun race

Did you do the ÖtillÖ Hvar race this weekend, or about to do the upcoming Costa Brava Swimrun Race? Regardless. If you finish, then your preparations were good enough. You fought through tough conditions and challenging elements and made it through the raw beautiful nature. Swimrun at its best. As it should be. But what happens to your body and muscles after such a tough race? After a race it’s …

2018 World of Swimrun Equipment Test

It’s time for the yearly international and independent World of Swimrun Equipment Test. Building on last year’s success in France, swimrunners from Swimrun Germany, France, UK, Sweden, Poland and more, will get together this weekend in Hvar, Croatia and test and debate new swimrun equipment hitting the market in 2018. Swimrun wetsuits, shoes, floating devices and more will be put to the test in real-life swimrun conditions in Hvar. So …

IronMan launches world swimrun series with finals in Kona

Ever dreamed about going to Kona for the IronMan WC, but failed due to stiff competition? Well, you’re about have a second chance and now through swimrunning. For some time now, we’ve overheard repeated rumours being echoed in both the international swimming and triathlon circles, that Ironman is close to unveiling their new world swimrun series. It’s supposed to be presented close to their 40th IRONMAN World Championship taking place …

Avoid slipping around in your swimrun shoe – Lace properly

A common problem among swimrunners is when the shoe and sock gets wet, where it’s near impossible not to slip around inside. This is the cause for blistering, sore spots and black toe nails. It can also cause imbalance when running, which is especially dangerous if you race in rocky steep terrain where the risk of falling is imminent. If you do longer swimrun races, this can be the deal …

More swimrun races are announced and the national leagues are growing!

Its just fantastic! The swimrun scene is exploding. Germany, Portugal, USA, Poland, UK, Sweden, Italy, Estonia and on it goes. New races, new cups, new places to visit! Have a look below and keep an eye on our race calendar and map being updated frequently with all new info. /The WoS Team Germany – Deutschland Cup As the swimrun sport is growing it’s slowly formation a structure like any other sport. From …

The next generation swimrun wetsuit

Ever since the start of swimrun, swimrunners have been modifying and inventing new swimrun equipment. You might remember in 2015 when we predicted how the wetsuit was going to be developed, and if not, you should read about it because this was a pretty hot topic. Back then we called for many things but in essence asked for 2 major and important changes, to add a lower back pocket and …

How to swim smart, fast and save energy during a swimrun race – Use a pull-cord!

In the early days of swimrun, very few used a pull-cord of any sort, whereas today this equipment has become standard in team swimrun racing. Its main purpose is to help pull the weaker swimmer during the swims but despite this great benefit, some teams still opt for racing without one. This is totally fine, but the options should be weighed carefully, because you might gain several benefits from using …