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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

The next generation swimrun pull-buoy

We love seeing how swimrun equipment keep being developed. There’s no end to swimrunners curiosity to invent new stuff and push through the boundaries. Take for instance the now growing popularity of the “double” swimrun pull-buoy, that came as a reaction to the loss of buoyancy with the Head Aero wetsuit. The pull-buoy has been tampered with since the early days of swimrun racing and now its taking off in …

Swimrun – As equal as it gets

The new sport of swimrun doesn’t have the luxury of claiming a historical heritage like golf for instance. Neither is it the result of the natural development of one or more sports, but rather a stand-alone phenomenon. A result of peoples’ natural curiosity and desire for adventure. It originates from a drunken bet among friends, skipping a couple of 100 years of development and time-specific historical influence, making it its …

2018 New Years Swimrun Resolution!

It’s that time of the year. You’ve probably drank or ate too much and now you’ll start a new year with new goals. To help you along the way we’ve gathered a couple of good quotes to keep in mind, and of course added our own favourite. We expect 2018 to be an awesome year and much is in the doing. Keep a look-out here on WoS where we will …

Why do we need a safety buoy in training?

The sea is calm and warm. No jelly fish floating around, the pair of swimrunners is competent and confident, the route stays close to the shore, no wild off-shore crossing, no strong current, the two friends jump into the water with serenity. However, they haven’t done everything they could to stay safe : they are not carrying a safety buoy. You may ask why would they need to bother with this …