Swimrun in Germany is incorporated into the German Triathlon Union

Swimrun development in the world is going at a fast rate and now Germany is next in line for some major revisions and formalisations, as you will see below. The major question now is if swimrun is about to suffer the same fate as triathlon, with a formalised structure and specific rules and regulations under a major federation, and with a stand-alone private and parallel organisation like the Ironman? 2020 …

A New Swimrun Year in the Making – The 2020 Swimrun Race Calendar

Swimrun has kept growing over the years however we now see a saturation in some aspects. In 2019 we saw many new swimrun races pop-up, but unfortunately many also being canceled. We have had to wait with out calendar since many races for 2020 are still pending either race dates, or website updates, and while writing, over 100 races are yet to be confirmed. For the race organisers out there, …

All roads in Allgau ends uphill – The October Fest Swimrun Race

When we approached the registration, I had already had it with all this winter-induced rain pouring down. I mean, c’mon. How much can it actually rain? Turns out, quite a lot and strong winds as well. I hate it when it rains sideways. ‘It’s snowing on the mountains’, I heard someone say in broken “germ-lish”. Bloody hell. Cold swims, not really what I’m after at the moment. But then again, …

Adventure Swimrun World Record Attempt

Ever since the first swimrun race, taking form as an adventure amongst friends, swimmrunners have sought to challenge the elements in various ways. We’ve had swimrunners crossing the highlands in Tajikistan, and diving through caves in the Calanques in France. Let’s not also forget those swimrunners who have moved away from the race-bib scene with a mindset on doing ultraswimrun adventure racing, free and unsupported. There are as many variants …

Can last year’s record times be broken? It’s time for 74.7 km racing on one of the toughest 1-day courses there is, ÖtillÖ – The original!

It will rain the night before. The start will be wet. It’s a very hot summer and the water is warmer than usual. The winds will be strong but coming from the west side. There are many new faces from all over the world looking strong and with great results from previous races. There will be drama! We have all the info you need for the race, just scroll down …

The 2019 World Swimrun Shoe Test

Historically, there have been few specific swimrun shoes on the market except for Salomon, Salming or Vivobarefoot. In general, people tend to use the shoes they normally wear for regular trail running and on occasion shoes for harder surfaces like tarmac or compact gravel roads. It is for this reason we see most of the brands popular with runners being represented. However, as swimrun grows in popularity, we are seeing …

The World’s First “Last Person Swimrunning” – An UltraSwimrun Adventure in the Stockholm Archipelago Backyard

You’ve probably heard about the backyard ultra-concept, an idea coming from Laz, the founder of the now legendary Barkley Marathons. The last person standing A Backyard Ultra (BU) is a race where challengers run the distance of 6706 meters (4.167 miles) in a loop and within 1 hour. Every full hour a new loop starts, and the challenge continues until there is only 1 person left standing and alone finishing …

The 2019 Official World of Swimrun Wetsuit Test – A New Era in Swimrun Wetsuit Development

In April 2019, 8 experienced swimrunners from 7 nations travelled to Lake Orta, Italy, as part of the World of Swimrun gear test. Amongst the products being tested were 16 new to market, swimrun specific wetsuits from 10 different brands. Over 4 days, the team swam, ran and repeatedly tested the wetsuits on a fixed loop swimrun course, which included open water swimming, entries and exits and running both up …

Swimrunning in cold conditions – Utö swimrun coming up

Up next week is Utö swimrun, which this year seem to become a cold race. Expected weather forecast In the links below you will find a good indicator of what the weather will be like at Utö. Remember that Stockholm archipelago is well-known for its occurring sea breeze, which can affect the wind direction. YR.no SMHI (click on Idag = Today or Måndag = Monday) Expected wind Windguru Expected water temperature SMHI …