Swim Run UK is the newest and hottest endurance sport. Inspired by Sweden’s iconic ÖTILLÖ athletes swim between islands, or through lakes, then run to the next lake, or across the island, to their next swim and repeat and repeat and repeat.
Swim Run started in Sweden just under a decade ago by 4 pals who made a drunken bet about getting from one of the Stockholm Archipelago to a hotel at the other for a drink. 70 odd km later they had crossed over 20 islands and legend was born. Now each year over 100 teams of 2 compete.
Swim Run UK had a similar birth. At the 2014 Glasgow Triathlon Club Christmas party a whisky fuelled question was asked if you could swim and run across Loch Lomond’s dozen islands. Like all ideas drenched in Laphroaig the idea caught fire and now we have a series of races in some of the UK’s most iconic inland bodies of water.
Clad in wetsuits and carrying all their own equipment teams of two will race through over and around some of the UK’s most stunning locations.
4th Sept 2016 – Loch Lomond INCH BY INCH
The inaugural SwimRun Uk Championships. Only 25 minutes from Scotland’s largest city, Loch Lomond is the UK’s biggest body of water. It has over a dozen islands. It has some of the most unique wildlife in the UK including several pairs of osprey, Capercaillie and a colony of wallabies. It is also the home pond for the organisers who swim here all year and organise LOCH loMAN triathlons.
6th August 2016 – Snowdonia Llyn i Llyn
In the heart of the Snowdonia National Park SwimRun UK will take athletes to many of the UK’s best will swim locations and up Wales highest peak. Llyn Pardan and Llanberis are home to the Slateman and Brutal Triathlons. Snowdonia is only just over 90minutes drive away from Manchester Airport, Liverpool.
22nd October 2016 – SwimRun Mallorca