Åland Swimrun – Are you tough enough? PART 2

Doing a test lap on the course in the morning turned out to be a splendid idea from my point of view. Our team is focused on ultraswimrun. We need at least two/three hours to be able to use our full potential. Back on the course Nic fought really strong. We wanted to close the gap to our biggest competitors in this race, a swimrun team from Terrible Tuesday, Pierre …

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 …

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 …

Race Report: Åland Swimrun 2017

“I have been to hell and back and let me tell you it was EPIC” The cold water of the Baltic Sea was not only beginning to affect my judgement, it was in full blossom. I could only think of two things: a hot sauna and “What the hell are we doing here”. When first I got into the business of running in a wetsuit and swimming in shoes some …

Swimrun Racing Teams

2016 Team Reports Team Ultraswimrun Motivation – What drives you forward during an endurance race like ÖtillÖ? Getting back to swimrun-shape after child birth Team Happy Swimrun by Orca Team Happy Swimrun by Orca part 3 – Our plot Team Happy Swimrun by Orca part 2 – Goals for the season Team Happy Swimrun by Orca part I – Introduction Team Headswimming Team Headswimming – ÖtillÖ 2016 preparations Team Kattegatt Kattegatt …

Midnight Sun Swimrun 2016 Race Report

It does not happen often but this event left me lost for words. I will try anyway but do not expect something objective here… We arrived on our bikes (a decision that probably did not lead to the fastest legs in the race :o) on Friday night around 7, when organiser Janne was just finishing the course marking in front of the Lodge we had booked ourselves into. He stopped, …

Llanberis swimrun 2016 – Race Report

We interviewed Francois-Xavier Li from World of Swimrun and Swimrun France on his experience of the inaugural Llanberis swimrun race.W: Hi Fix. You came in second in mixed, congratulations! Fix: Thanks! W: We do short race reports that go beyond the stats and give people a feeling for different races to help swim-runners pick races best suited for them. So to kick-off on this theme, how was the race? Can …

Loch Gu Loch race report with Anders Wallensten from Team Ultraswimrun

Hi Anders. You and Johanna came in as first Swedish team at 14th place at the Loch Gu Loch Swimrun in Scotland, Congratulations! Thanks! We do short race reports that goes beyond the stats of races, to give people a feeling for them and to help swimrunners pick races best suited for them. So to kick-off on this theme, how was the race? Can you describe it? It was a Fantastic race …