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 …

Lostwater Swimrun Orienteering – Your own way through nature

Imagine standing before a swimrun race not knowing exactly where and how far you will go. A few seconds to start and you lean forward, preparing to pick up the waterproof map placed on the ground, back up.   That Swimrun Orienteering origins from Sweden is perhaps not so hard to imagine. Both Swimrun and Orienteering cultures are strong here. The Founder and Race Director Erik Froode is exited about …

The Day After ÖtillÖ – How the body recovers

WoW, what a race. Tough conditions and challenging elements, just like it should be. ÖtillÖ really presented itself from its best side, the raw beautiful nature! And still we saw sub-8 hour times! But how does +75 km of fighting in these harsh conditions affect the body, and what should you think about when trying to recover? Apart from pizza and beer, there are some quick tips to have in …