30 Jun '16, 3pm
Our Scilly swimrun race report is here:
Extreme Challenges Racing Running Swimrun: Competitors run in a wetsuit and swim in running trainers. Photos: Paul Scully Swimrun has been growing in popularity since it started in Sweden ten years ago – all because of a drunken bet between friends! The race born of this bet is ÖTILLÖ , meaning island-to-island. The race route travels over Stockholm’s archipelago, covering some 24 islands, with competitors racing in pairs. ÖTILLÖ also now stage the Swimrun World Series and Swimrun World Championships. Swimrun concept and best footwear The concept is simple – swim and run multiple stages over a set course, with a partner, and without stopping. Athletes run in a wetsuit and swim in trainers (the swimrun shoe range of choice for many is the inov-8 X-Talon series as the shoes are lightweight, drain water, dry quickly and grip on all terrains). Aids are allowed – and most compe...