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 …

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 …

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 …

The WoS ÖtillÖ Special – Your Complete Guide To The WC Race

It’s time! – The world championships of swimrun racing. 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, just scroll down 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. A couple of years later Erika Rosenbaum dubbed the sport swimrun, …

Åland Swimrun is getting close

On the 23 of september is the Åland Swimrun is held for the second time, and we on World of Swimrun is curius how the planing is going. What to expect and so forth. We found contact with the race directors Ia Colerius and Hubert von Frenckell. Close to race now! Is the race course well market? Yes, it´s getting closer. Well marked? At the moment only the supersprint course is …

Guides to Swimrun Equipment

*The links doesnt work but you can search for each article in the top corner /The WoS Team 1. The basic set-up Wetsuit How to buy the correct sized wetsuit Shoes What is the best shoe for swimrun?                 Goggles  Which type of goggles to use            2. Equipment to improve performance Paddles             Pull buoy Pull cord Swimrun calfs Neoprene …

Allgäu SwimRun – An authentic race in the beautiful alpine foothills

The Swedish endurance sport swimrun comes to the Allgäu region for the second time. Here, between the foot of the Alps and idyllic lakes, in the most southern part of Germany, the Allgäu SwimRun 2017 will take place. Gentle trails and the clear waters of the Allgäu lakes makes this the perfect location to cross new boundaries.     The route consists of 7 running sections in total of 23,5km (560 …

Should you change your running shoes or not?

As researchers, the WoS Team every now and then stumble upon articles that could be of interest to the swimrun-community. Even though swimrun is a sport by itself, it’s too young for research to have picked up on it. In the mean time we’ll have to do with science coming from the running or the swimming domains. Below is some interesting research for you sci-nerds out there, on the topic of …

1.000.000!

We are humbled! When we finally launched WoS in early 2016, we really didn’t have any idea of what to expect. A group of people, enthusiasts with regular jobs, who together shared an interest in swimrun, took our internal discussion public, and started sharing our thoughts regarding the beautiful and lovely sport of swimrun. We could never have imagined that so many of you would be interested in what we had …