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 …

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 …

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. …

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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 …

High-intensity interval training during the season – good or bad?

This is the question on many people’s mind. How should I train when the swimrun season kicks in? Many are under the impression that the best way to stay fit and ‘race ready’, is to leave out the high-intensity training (HIT) sessions and do the bulk training at a slower pace. But is it the best way to stay at the current level and peak out, just before a race? HIT …

Hellasgården, Stockholm Sweden – The swimrun mecca of the world!

We all have our sweet spots for all types of training and when it comes to swimrun, on of the best places we know of is Hellasgården in Stockholm, Sweden. Easily accessible, only a 30 minute bike ride from the city center (bicycle lane all the way), you will find yourself in the Nacka nature reserve which is connected to Tatty nature reserve, making it one of the biggest in all …

The swimrun wetsuit – History, current state of affairs and what the future can bring us

The swimrun sport has come a long way since the 1st race took place and looking back at the gear used, it’s safe to say that all the crazy ingenuity contestants gave proof of, provided a laugh or two. Much has happened since, especially with the wetsuit, but before we go into this, a quick trip down memory lane will serve us good. This will explain why we today have been …

For the love of swimrun

Why do we do it?  Why do so many of us try swimrun, fall in love with it, and tend to never go back to whatever racing we came from?

Well, we believe the answer to be quite simple yet difficult to describe in words, since a big part of the explanation lies within the raw beauty of the swimrun scenery. Listening to the few podcasts, or reading the handful of swimrun-blogs available, adding to this the ever growing number of cover-articles in magazines, there is one thing that the interviewees and reporters constantly comes back to, the undoubted experience of the swimrunner having had really fun while racing. It’s usually not said straight out or explained in-depth, but it’s something that can be identified in between the lines of the persons description of how fun it was, to first swim and then run and then swim and run and….

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Swimrun and ultraswimrun

Swimrun is a sport where racers switch between swimming and running, several times during one single race. In a swimrun race, there has to be at least 2 stages of swimming and of running, and it has to take place outdoors. The first ever swimrun competition was the renowned ÖtillÖ swimrun race and since its inception in 2006, a number of swimrun-races have popped up mainly in Sweden but also …