How Swimrun went from an adventure to a sport

In line with any new sport development, most of the times the sport starts as an adventure, an idea and a concept of just having fun. But before you know it, the sport, if successful, places itself together with many other sports under the umbrella of rules, regulations, clubs, sponsorship and price money – $$$ Enter competition, enter rivalry. Then what happens to the soul, the team spirit, the camaraderie …

Swimrun and Corona – End of the 2020 season?

Corona is currently raging all over the world. A pandemic according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).  If you plan to race, and especially if going abroad, pay attention to any restrictions that might apply. Also calculate with a significant risk of being quarantined on location as many countries are shutting down, or that major airlines are cancelling their flights.  Follow the news! Check any local updates and most often …

Swimrun in Germany is incorporated into the German Triathlon Union

Swimrun development in the world is going at a fast rate and now Germany is next in line for some major revisions and formalisations, as you will see below. The major question now is if swimrun is about to suffer the same fate as triathlon, with a formalised structure and specific rules and regulations under a major federation, and with a stand-alone private and parallel organisation like the Ironman? 2020 …

All roads in Allgau ends uphill – The October Fest Swimrun Race

When we approached the registration, I had already had it with all this winter-induced rain pouring down. I mean, c’mon. How much can it actually rain? Turns out, quite a lot and strong winds as well. I hate it when it rains sideways. ‘It’s snowing on the mountains’, I heard someone say in broken “germ-lish”. Bloody hell. Cold swims, not really what I’m after at the moment. But then again, …

Can last year’s record times be broken? It’s time for 74.7 km racing on one of the toughest 1-day courses there is, ÖtillÖ – The original!

It will rain the night before. The start will be wet. It’s a very hot summer and the water is warmer than usual. The winds will be strong but coming from the west side. There are many new faces from all over the world looking strong and with great results from previous races. There will be drama! We have all the info you need for the race, just scroll down …

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 …

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 …

Swimrun Cyprus in March – Clear blue and healing water!

The swimrun race season is on! With around 500 races to choose from all year round, we swimrunners now have the luxury to plan exotic exploratory vacations to different countries to swimrun! A nice treat would be to visit Cyprus for their upcoming swimrun race at the end of March. Have a look, what’s not to love about this? /The WoS Team Protaras Swimrun Cyprus Keravnos Triathlon is part of …

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New to swimrun or have a friend thinking about trying it?

Are you new to swimrun or have a friend thinking about trying it out? Then what better way to support both ideas than buying yourself or your friend a nice swimrun-christmas gift. There are plenty of options. You can buy equipment, perhaps a new wetsuit. Or why not a new training card, a PT-session, or even to book a race somewhere in the world? Norway has a very cool race …