2019 – Is this the year swimrun becomes a sport for the masses?

2019 is around the corner and these are existing times for the swimrun sport and swimrunners around the world! During 2018 the number of races kept growing and going through our database we just recently passed 500 registered races. But, and yes there is a but, several races have also been cancelled during the year, mostly due to poor level of participation. Also, there are still many that haven’t announced …

A Call To All Race Organisers in the World – Please!

Dear Race Organisers We just love the fact that you are getting geared up for the 2019 season. But please, pretty please, with sugar on top! Racers have let us know that they find it really hard to isolate the specific race dates for some races. It is not a good idea to show the actual date only in the registration process. It is a good idea to write clearly …

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New to swimrun or have a friend thinking about trying it?

Are you new to swimrun or have a friend thinking about trying it out? Then what better way to support both ideas than buying yourself or your friend a nice swimrun-christmas gift. There are plenty of options. You can buy equipment, perhaps a new wetsuit. Or why not a new training card, a PT-session, or even to book a race somewhere in the world? Norway has a very cool race …

Swimrun in ice cold water – Stay fat

It’s that time of the year! The southern hemisphere swimrun season is kicking-in with many cool races like the Frogman swimrun in Australia or the Torpedo Swimrun in South Africa. But the season in the north is not over yet, far from it! Coming up are a couple of fun and challenging winter swimruns, and next in line is the cold Hellas Frostbite swimrun. Swimming during winter is growing in …

Swimrun 2019 Race Calendar – Update

We are updating our race calendar but many of the +400 races have yet to set a date. If you know of a race that has started in 2018, but might have flown under the radar, just drop us a message and we’ll insert it into our calendar. We would also like to get your feedback on what constitutes as a race, what the necessary requirements are, e.g any of …

Swimrun Continues Around the Globe – All year around

Don’t think the swimrun season is over. Far from it! It has moved “down-under” so to speak. As the northern hemisphere season comes to a close, and swimrunners are prepping for their off-season training, with camps being announced here and there. Swimrun racing continues in South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and more. It’s a great development for everybody and nice to know that there are more places in the world …

Åland Swimrun – Are you tough enough? PART 2

Doing a test lap on the course in the morning turned out to be a splendid idea from my point of view. Our team is focused on ultraswimrun. We need at least two/three hours to be able to use our full potential. Back on the course Nic fought really strong. We wanted to close the gap to our biggest competitors in this race, a swimrun team from Terrible Tuesday, Pierre …

Salming OFF TRAIL COMPETITION Review

One of our independent swimrun-testers has had a pair of Salming swimrun shoes for long-term testing and this is what he had to say about them. Happy reading! /The WoS Team Test period and test area Tested from May to September, in competition and training conditions, on technical trails and Swimrunning up to 30 km length as well as some less demanding activities with mixed terrain (asphalt, gravel, rocks, forest). …

Åland Swimrun 2018 Race report – Are you tough enough?

I used to be tough enough but my shape this year has not been what it used to be. But no excuses now, it’s not over until ”the fat lady sings”. That’s a great motto. The goal of going for gold today seemed rather grey, but hey, at least I felt hungry for racing. My Öloppet attempt in August got spoiled, but I never underestimate my own feeling of being …