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 …

Customisation is key at World of Swimrun’s Equipment Test 2019

Short leg wetsuits with removable sleeves, interchangeable flotation and base layers with pockets are the key trends emerging from World of Swimrun’s 2019 independent equipment test which took place in Orta San Giulio, Italy last weekend. Whether you are seasoned racer or training for your first swimrun, World of Swimrun’s test results are the place to look before you buy swimrun equipment. “We are excited to see brands experimenting with …

2019 International Swimrun Equipment Test

Soon we are about to conduct our now institutionalised annual swimrun equipment test. This year we will head to northern Italy and do the test in a magical but challenging setting, making sure we test the equipment in true swimrun-style. We will focus our test on wetsuits and other neoprene stuff, shoes, under layer and pull-buoys. Joining us is swimrun France, Germany, UK, Croatia, Poland and Sweden. Stay tuned through …

How to stay happy while undergoing physical and mental torture during training and competition

So, here you are all prepped-up to do a swimrun race. Training has gone well, preparations are on point and you and your partner are aligned in both spirit and performance. But then post-race, you can’t really shake that feeling of being uncomfortable, or lacking happiness. What happened and why do I feel like this? The post-race feeling What many can experience just after a race is a state of …

What is a swimrun race?

As more organisers around the globe are getting involved with swimrun, the definition of a swimrun race keep evolving, morphing out in different directions. Going from a 2-person team sport, with today ‘s upsurge in solo racing, but also organisers providing group adventure or relay races with teams of up to 6 participants, it’s hard to keep up. Not to mention races, in France in particular, also using a variety …

The next generation swimrunners – How do we involve the youth?

Any development of a sport is hinged on the constant inflow of new participants and for a sport to really grow steadily over time, this inflow has to consist of foremost younger participants. Currently swimrun is growing fast, both when it comes to participants but also formats for how to swimrun. Compared to the “old days” in the 10 year-or so young sport, with only few races, today a participant …

Breca Swimrun Launches 2 New National Championships

The swimrun scene is expanding with a total of 521 registered races so far (2019-01). As more races are announced, so are also the cups, leagues or championships, a topic we have covered before. A recent addition to the available championships are the 2 new announced by Breca Swimrun. We had a chat with Elise at Breca to find out more. Enjoy /The WoS Team Hi Elise. New national championships, …