Have you heard of Swim-Run? It's one of the new up-and-coming multisport events that challenge competitors to try something a bit different.
We're all familiar with triathlon, the event that combines the three disciplines of swimming, cycling and running in the ultimate endurance challenge. Well, athletes and fitness fanatics have been coming up with more ways to combine different sports to provide the unique experience of an adventure challenge. There's Aquathlon (swim, run), Aquabike (swim, cycle), Duathlon (bike, run), Cross-Triathlon (swim, mountain bike, trail run.) Quadrathlon (swim, kayak, bike, run) and much more!
Here's the description from the Swim-Run UK website:
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...
For more information on events taking place across the country visit the Swim-Run UK website.
At ProSwimwear, we're getting behind this up-and-coming sport by stocking the full range of HEAD swim-run wetsuits plus accessories designed to enhance the athlete's performance whilst providing optimal comfort and specific benefits for these new adventurous multisport challenges. Shop Swim-Run at ProSwimwear today!