Risks and dangers for racers in Swimrun

As a prelude to the discussion about the risks of Swimrun on the body, it seems essential to present this activity in full expansion in Europe and throughout the world. There were 40 races in Europe (2-3 countries maximum) but today there are more than 50 events in France alone. France being the second nation after Sweden the cradle of the discipline in terms of race and competitor. But this …

Interview – Åland Swimrun a September challange

Why åland swimrun? With an archipelago consisting of 6757 islands and a water area of 11990 square kilometers there could hardly be a more suitable location for arranging a unique swimrun- event. We ensure our participants an experience that will not soon be forgotten! Åland Swimrun shall from the start be “tough enough” – both for the experienced athlete but also for the curious exerciser.The longer distance (LONG) raced in …

Don’t run so fast in the beginning- is negative-split the deal?

As researchers, the WoS Team every now and then stumble upon articles that could be of interest to the swimrun-community. Even though swimrun is a sport by itself, it’s too young for research to have picked up on it. In the mean time we’ll have to do with science coming from the running or the swimming domains. Below is some interesting research for you sci-nerds out there, on the topic of …

2017 Swimrun Equipment Test Results – SHOES

Besides the wetsuits shoes are the most important item in swimrunning. First of all they have to fit and to be comfortable for you. Furthermore it is interesting how the shoes work on different grounds – stone, forest trails and narrow paths – both dry and wet. As you’re going to swim with it (most of us will do so) it’s also a question of draining the water and performing …

Paddles in swimrun – How far can they be developed?

“To all whom it may concern:” Robert Henry Wallace Dunlop wrote already in 1876 and little did he know that his letter to the US Patent Office would come to affect swimming from that moment on, up until today. What Robert had invented was the heart-shaped swim paddle with accompanied swim fins. After years of field testing he felt confident that his hand-and-foot-plate invention would “help improve human locomotion in …

2017 Swimrun Equipment Test Results – WETSUITS

Wetsuits are arguably the most important piece of equipment in swimrun training and racing. It should provide good buoyancy, keep you warm in the water but also be easy to run in on land and to ventilate or ‘cab down’ (fold down the upper part) in hot conditions. This is the major difference compared to regular triathlon or open water wetsuits, only used for swimming. A good swimrun wetsuit should …

Buying the right wetsuit – A matter of life and death?

  Swimrun differ from most aquatic oriented multi-stage sports in that you actually run on land in a wetsuit, in-between the many swim stages and most of the time with your wetsuit fully on. But how does wearing and running in a tight and mostly black neoprene wetsuit affect your body? We have previously discussed the science around doing exercise in a wetsuit where studies have found that it will protect …

Colting Swimpants SP01 – A WoS Review

Colting Swimpants SP01 – A WoS Review

Background In 2016 Colting wetsuits entered the swimrun market with several products. Led by Jonas Colting, a well know ultraman winner and swimrunner, the brand aims at the high-end of the market. We (WoS) have previously tested and evaluated their wetsuit and used their swimrun Calfs with success in many races, including a 4th position at this year’s ÖtillÖ. Colting’s latest contribution to their swimrun line is the Swimpants SP01. …

Swimrun Racing Teams

2016 Team Reports Team Ultraswimrun Motivation – What drives you forward during an endurance race like ÖtillÖ? Getting back to swimrun-shape after child birth Team Happy Swimrun by Orca Team Happy Swimrun by Orca part 3 – Our plot Team Happy Swimrun by Orca part 2 – Goals for the season Team Happy Swimrun by Orca part I – Introduction Team Headswimming Team Headswimming – ÖtillÖ 2016 preparations Team Kattegatt Kattegatt …

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The 2016 Stockholm Archipelago Ultraswimrun Challenge (SAUC) – The Swimrun Adventure Of A Lifetime!

Within us all lives an adventurer. You just have to let him out. The seed for swimrun adventures was planted already in 2009 when I started to train for my first ÖtillÖ race. Not really knowing how to prepare for this new challenge, my partner and I did as the originals, swimrun-exploring the islands in- and around or summerhouse along the course. These training explo’s grew longer and later transformed …