In 2014, my good friend and rowing teammate Andy Hewitt found out about the ÖTILLÖ race from a few of his “crazy” friends. Andy started training on his own but soon found he needed a partner, I’d just moved back to San Diego and we started right away.
We interviewed Anders and Johanna Wallensten from Team Ultraswimrun on their experience of the inaugural Isle of Scilly race.
W: Hi Anders and Johanna. You came in fourth in mixed, Congratulations!
W: We do short race reports go beyond the stats and give people a feeling for different races to help swim-runners pick races best suited for them. So to kick-off on this theme, how was the race? Can you describe it?
There is this thing with swimrun and adventures. Or better yet, crazy Swedes doing crazy things. They just keep spoiling us with new out-of-the-box swimrun adventures. The first gave us ÖtillÖ, the second, Stockholm Archipelago Ultraswimrun Challenge (SAUC), and lets not forget the one where 2 guys Rasmus and Simon did Sweden to Finland addnatureöstersjösimmet, or Team Ultraswimrun who packed their gear and went bonanza in Lofoten last month. Next up is the amazing Swedish team Kattegatt Swimrun, and their Denmark to Sweden adventure challenge. Follow their preparations and journey here on WoS, a really cool swimrun adventure.
/The WoS Team
It is in the middle of the night. I wake up in a pouring cold sweat. I get up and drink some water to cool down. I look outside. There hangs the wetsuit, just the way it does almost every day. The dream (or the nightmare, hard to tell) is the same one I have had so many times before. It always circles around the same thing. The big challenge, the hours and hours in the open sea that lie ahead of us. I have had this feeling many times before, before big races, before the Ironman, always the same. Only this time it is much scarier, because the challenge ahead is so much greater. As much as I fear it I dream of it, I cherish the feeling, I look forward to it.
Are you tired of sitting down behind that desk? Are you looking for that top ten adventure to tick off on your bucket list?
Team Ultraswimrun, pioneers in the adventure and multi-day swimrun discipline, packed their wetsuits and took off for a long weekend in Lofoten, one of the most beautiful and scenic places Norway has to offer.
Over several days, Johanna, Anders and Fredrik from the team explored what Lofoten has to offer, swimrunning and trailrunning their way through this rough mountain-archipelago terrain. Having just returned from this epic adventure Johanna and Anders from the team had this to say: Continue reading “Worlds first ever swimrun adventure in Lofoten?”→
If you’re a swimrun-beginner you might want to train and do some races before starting to modify your swimrun gear. Unless you’re aiming for that top 3 placement. Here World of Swimruns Nic gives you some advises that could be good for swimrunning. Comments are always intresting. So let it roll, and let us know.
Modifying gear is all about chasing minutes and seconds during a race, and if there’s no need to, you can do well without and just focus on enjoying it. If you still feel that your gear is not operating at 100 %, that something needs to change, there are a few things that can be fixed quite easily. Below we’ll give you a few pointers on what you can do.