Did we mention there were some waves?

Authieman, swimming in four waters

700 swimrunners on a large sandy beach. 700m to run, and a buoy 500 further away. Guaranteed melee. Add to that waves and strong tide current, and you’re in for a tough first swim. Centred around Berck-sur-mer in the North of France, 1h drive from Calais, the Authieman is unique as it passes through the sea, a river, a lake … and a tiny swimming pool at the very end. …

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 …

What you swimrunners should be doing in April!

27 races in 9 countries and more are underway. The swimrun season is kicking into high gear, and we love it! First out is ÖtillÖ in Hvar and we do hope the contestants get to experience the seasonal strong winds. The first year the winds went up to 16 m/s and more than half the starting-line DNF:d during the long 3-km swim. We look forward to see how the race …

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 …