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 …

Swimrun in ice cold water – Stay fat

It’s that time of the year! The southern hemisphere swimrun season is kicking-in with many cool races like the Frogman swimrun in Australia or the Torpedo Swimrun in South Africa. But the season in the north is not over yet, far from it! Coming up are a couple of fun and challenging winter swimruns, and next in line is the cold Hellas Frostbite swimrun. Swimming during winter is growing in …

Race Report: Hanging Rock State Park

This race takes place i  Hanging Rock State Park; Danbury and is an ÖtillÖ merit race, 15.5 miles running and 3000 m swimming. About two months ago  Lisen contacted Åsa and asked is she was interested to be her team mate in Swimrun NC, North Carolina, USA . Before the race we did not know each other and we have not had time f for more than one training session together.  And …

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 …

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 …