Åland Swimrun 2018 Race report – Are you tough enough?

I used to be tough enough but my shape this year has not been what it used to be. But no excuses now, it’s not over until ”the fat lady sings”. That’s a great motto. The goal of going for gold today seemed rather grey, but hey, at least I felt hungry for racing. My Öloppet attempt in August got spoiled, but I never underestimate my own feeling of being …

Your Complete Guide to the ÖtillÖ Swimrun Series World Championships

It’s time for 74.7 km racing on one of the toughest 1-day courses there is, ÖtillÖ – The original! We have all the info you need for the race gathered in 1 place. Jjust scroll down to each section and enjoy! Swimrun was born in 2002 when 4 friends challenged each other to see who could get themselves first from Utö to Sandhamn Island by only running and swimming. Swimrun has since been defined as follows: …

The fastest swimrun outfit in the world?

What a fantastic month with swimrun races taking place all over the world! This has been the hottest summer since measurements began over 260 years ago in Sweden. As the heatwave has covered most of Europe many swimrunners have opted out from using wetsuits. Swimrun is a young sport and the equipment in the non-wetsuit department is scarce. Swimrun in a 2-piece set-up This year however we have seen a …

Let there be Rock Man!

Lysefjord, 7:30. The rock anthem “Thunderstorm” by AC/DC stops, and the first pairs jump in the water of Fantahåla. The cliffs around dominate the landscape and the clouds overhead add to the intensity of the moment. One more check with Rupert, we are ready to jump. Are we ready to race together? Time will tell! Rewind a bit, back to Ötillö several years ago, at a time when no swimrun …

How do you get stronger in swimrun racing?

Well, luckily for us, 2 new studies have just been published, looking into this specific phenomenon. In the 1st study, 390 long-distance triathletes answered a survey looking into their strength training habits, focusing on what barriers they primarily experienced for this type of complementary training. Coming as no surprise, time was reported as the main constraint, but more surprisingly, many also reported lack of knowledge on how to properly perform …

The World’s First Book On Swimrun

We are happy to share the world’s first swimrun book with you. The book was written pro-bono with the sole purpose to help guide beginners and more advanced swimrunners to further explore what swimrun is all about. Download it free via the link below and please share with your friends! Please enjoy and happy reading! Nic /The WoS Team   P.S. The book is available via www.worldofswimrun.com  

Shoes’ comfort can modify your gait

Anybody who had to run with shoes that don’t fit can attest how importance it is to get comfortable shoes. A simple discomfort can rapidly turn into a cause for withdrawal, or at least for changing the gait. But how do you measure “comfort”? This is a very subjective, not easy to evaluate.  Meyer et al (2018) investigated the influence of perceived footwear comfort on the variability of running kinematics …

Can water resistant sun cream protect you in swimrun?

The summer is finally arriving and it’s wise to protect our skin against the damages the sun may cause, including skin cancer. Comes in the trusted sun cream. They have various protection levels of Sun Protection Factor (SPF) and some are even “water resistant”. Perfect for swimrun, yes? Well, not so fast. “Which ?” the famous British comparison magazine has tested creams claiming to be water resistant. They found that …

Don’t miss out on ÖtillÖ Utö this weekend

Ahoy Swimrunners. As the sport of swimrun keeps developing, so are also the means of following it world-wide, with more organisers offering the possibility to track your favourites and friends, or to follow the race live. This weekend ÖtillÖ desends on utö and after a long period of unusually warm weather, we expect this race to be a fast one! Don’t miss out and follow the race live here Check …

2018 World SwimRun Equipment Test – Wetsuits

Wetsuits are undeniably the stars of the swimrun equipment. Protection against the cold, buoyancy, easiness to put on and remove, comfort in running, flexibility of the shoulders, weight, pockets, the wetsuits have many functions to fulfil and some are near incompatible. In April this year, swimrunners from World of Swimrun (WoS), Swimrun France (SR-F), Swimrun Germany (SR-G) and GoSwimrun Poland teamed up in Hvar, Croatia for the annual international and …