Swimruns in UK

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West Bay TriathlonWest Bay, UK

West Bay is a unique sea side attraction and is the gateway to the Jurassic coast amongst the beautiful Dorset countryside.

It offers extensive play areas to keep adventurous families entertained for hours, and for nature lovers, runners and cyclists, acres of wide open spaces and paths.

With what we hope will be flat sea's, a scenic undulating bike course and testing runs this event is ideal for a late season open water Olympic ,sprint and Super-sprint triathlon.

(Undulating bike and run courses are route specific)

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West Bay Triathlon

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West Bay is a unique sea side attraction and is the gateway to the Jurassic coast amongst the beautiful Dorset countryside.

It offers extensive play areas to keep adventurous families entertained for hours, and for nature lovers, runners and cyclists, acres of wide open spaces and paths.

With what we hope will be flat sea's, a scenic undulating bike course and testing runs this event is ideal for a late season open water Olympic ,sprint and Super-sprint triathlon.

(Undulating bike and run courses are route specific)

  • Did the Olympic in 2017

    You get what you pay for. A low entry fee so don't expect much. It's a good job a brought a swim cap with me! Did get a medal and some water at the end to be fair and would go back as I know what to expect now. Weather was rough that year (2017). Swell was massive with one small buoy to aim for. There was a boat and a few kayaks though to follow and was definitely an experience. Plenty of people not spotting signage and lack of enthusiastic marshalling (possibly because of the poor weather).
£28 - £35
Olympic • Duathlon • Swim/Run • Sprint • Super Sprint
West Bay Triathlon
Hokey Cokey Swimrun63 Charlestown Rd, Saint Austell PL25 3NJ, UK

The event will again start and finish in the lovely coastal harbour village of Charlestown. The long course will still be approximately 15km of running and 5km of sea swimming. We have retained the short course for those trying Swimrun for the first time. The short course will include around 7.5km of running and 2.5km of sea swimming.

And, you'll be pleased to know that in 2018 we are offering individual entries for both distances and a paired entry for the long course!

So, expect to run on a coastal path, sand, gravel, tarmac in your wetsuit, and your swim stages are all in the sea around the beautiful St Austell Bay coastline.

£50 - £80
Long Course • Short Course • Long Course Pair
Hokey Cokey Swimrun
Great North SwimrunBeech Cottage, Ecclerigg, Windermere LA23 1LJ, UK

The three SwimRun distances (short, middle and endurance) will be returning to Windermere. This time, the three distances will start and finish at our brand new location at Brockhole on Windermere.

Based on teamwork, passion, and closeness to nature, teams of two embark on a seamless journey across the landscape, taking on land and water, as they navigate their way around the course.

The Great North SwimRun is an opportunity to ditch the roads and the pool; limber up and embrace an off-road, open-water island-hopping adventure!

£75 - £300
Endurance • Middle • Short
Great North Swimrun
ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Weekend – Isles of Scilly4 Lower Strand, Isles of Scilly TR21 0PS, UK

The Isles of Scilly is a place which we did not think existed. It looks like the lost world of Atlantis with clear, beautiful water, pristine beaches and ancient stone walls. For us it is a dream come true after searching in many places for our home in the UK.

We spent more than 18 months chasing our dream location in the UK, we wanted to find something unique. By chance we happend upon the Isles of Scilly. It is truely a unique place where it is difficult to not get emationally affected.

The Isles of Scilly are off the south-west tip of England, in the Atlantic. They have been inhabited since the Stone Age and is a mythical place. All in all 140 islands of which five are inhabited. At times, when low tide is low, you can walk between islands. Exceptional beauty and a pristine environment where the power of the Ocean is never far away! The trail- running is magical with some of the most beautiful runs we have ever done.

We work very closely with the Wildlife Trust to make sure the running sections have a minimum of impact on the nesting birds and wildlife.

In June the flowers are in full bloom which is apparent when passing through the beautiful Tresco Gardens and the sea is usually calmer but still with huge tidal changes of more than 5 metres.

€50 - €480
ÖTILLÖ World series Isles of Scilly • ÖTILLÖ Sprint Isles of Scilly • ÖTILLÖ Experience race Isles of Scilly
ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Weekend – Isles of Scilly
Polkerris AquathlonS W Coast Path, Par PL24 2TL, UK

The Aquathlon will be returning in 2019 along with a junior's race.

Whether you're a novice or experienced triathlete, challenge yourself and be part of this stunning but tough event.

Aquathlon Adult
Polkerris Aquathlon
Great East Swimrun4 Alton Hall Ln, Stutton, Ipswich IP9 2SN, UK

An ideal entry level event giving everyone the chance to sample the SwimRun experience. Based on a single lap of Alton Water which is set in 400 acres of beautiful Suffolk countryside.

The event starts and finishes at the main Great East Swim event site. The 11.3km course (approximately) comprises 4 swims and 3 runs. The swim courses include the start and finish sections of the Great Swims with a sunken tennis court thrown in for good measure.

Great East Swimrun
Love SwimRun LlanberisA4086, Caernarfon LL55 4EL, UK

Swim in the deep clear waters of Llyn Padarn and run beneath the majestic summit of Snowdon Love SwimRun Llanberis will take place in Padarn Country Park, home to some of the most spectacular scenery in North Wales!

£40 - £176
Full course • Sprint course
Love SwimRun Llanberis
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Total Motion Tooting Bec Lido SwimRun 2019Tooting Bec Lido, Tooting Bec Rd, London SW16 1RU, UK

After the success of our SwimRun events over the past few years at Tooting Bec Lido we are back on Wednesday 3rd July 2019 with another edition of this increasingly popular lido event.

SwimRun is a fast growing endurance sport first conceived in Sweden, and made popular in the UK with Breca SwimRuns, in which you run and swim between two predefined points along a set course of runs and swims without stopping in between. Similar to an aquathlon except that participants switch between running and swimming many times during a single race, running in their wetsuits and swimming in their trainers no transition.

£20 - £50
Total Motion Tooting Bec Lido SwimRun 2019
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The Wales SwimRun12 Essex Rd, Pembroke Dock SA72, UK

From The Organisers That Founded Long Course Weekend And Ironman Wales A New Event With The Same Big Atmosphere Will Now Hit The Shores Of Pembrokeshire In West Wales. The Wales Swim Run.

The Wales Swim Run will take place along The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park on July 27th 2019. Starting on the cliff tops above Freshwater East, the race will move east taking in Manorbier, Lydstep, Tenby and will end to a huge party finish in the fishing harbour of Saundersfoot. All running will be off road following the Pembrokeshire Coast path with 2 feed stations positioned on route.

In Total the event is just over 16 miles with 13 miles of running and 3 miles of swimming.

The Wales SwimRun
Love SwimRun Holy IslandUnnamed Road, Holyhead LL65, UK

Take on the rugged and beautiful coastline of Holy Island. Starting near Southstack lighthouse, swim & rockhop through sandy bays and rocky channels, and run along high cliff edges with spectacular views of Snowdonia!

Love SwimRun Holy Island will take place on the west coast of Holy Island, Anglesey, North Wales. The 18.35km multi transition linear course will involve a total of approximately 2.74km of swimming and 15.61km of running.

The route will take in some of Angleseyss most stunning scenery on mainly off road terrain, including Southstack Lighthouse and the RSPB reserve, beautiful cliff top runs with views of the mountains of Snowdonia, hidden beaches, rocky swims and a tough final climb up to the finish line the toughest part will be passing a tempting pub and not stopping, but you can always head there after claiming your medal!

£98 - £196
Holy Island SwimRun
Love SwimRun Holy Island
The Hurly BurlyUnnamed Road, Blaenau Ffestiniog LL41, UK

This unique event brings swimmers and runners from all over the country to the edge of the Snowdonia National Park in North Wales Expect wild weather, wide open spaces, a stunning landscape and a tidal push that is into bore category. This Autumnal celebration embraces the change of the seasons: bring on the firepits, blackberries, pumpkins, gorse and empty beaches. Skin swimmers welcome.

The 11K run takes place at the same time as the swim, so at some point in the course you will see swimmers in the estuary beside you. The route will take you from Barmouth Beach, over the iconic Barmouth bridge then flanks the estuary all the way to Penmaenpool. Perfect for supporters who might not be water lovers but would like to get in on the action.

A 11K run followed by the 10K swim for those of you keen for a double challenge. You will be bused to Penmaenpool to join the Mawdacch Trail, run 11k to the swim start in Barmouth alongside the banks of the estuary and across the Barmouth Bridge, then swim back under it with the other swimmers on the incoming tide. This is a long run before a long swim: you can run in your running clothes, change and have a drink before setting off with the other swimmers (there is likely to be a small time gap between the two events giving time for this to happen, and swimmers to depart together).

10k • Hurly Burly Run Swim • Hurly Burly Swim
The Hurly Burly
SwimRun Fritton Lake – SummerChurch Ln, Great Yarmouth NR31 9HA, UK

SwimRun Fritton Lake is returning TWICE in 2018 after a sold out and very successful inaugural 2017 event. This Summer edition of the Swedish style tillo event embodies fun and team work with a healthy serving of mud under a Summer sky. Run trails through the privately owned Somerleyton Estate and plunge into the beautiful Fritton Lake on this rare opportunity to experience the pristine woodlands and beautiful views in areas not normally accessible to the public. If you prefer your SwimRun colder, wetter & muddier then why not check out our Autumn edition of this event?

In teams of two you will complete a 10km course comprised of 6 run sections and 5 swims. Each leg offering stunning views and varied terrain. Always within 10m of your team mate on the swim and 100m on the run you will share the experience, the fun, the beauty and the suffering as you race the pre-marked course alternating between running and swimming.

Running in your wetsuit/swimming kit and swimming in your trainers you will travel through beautiful unspoilt surroundings immersed (literally!) in nature.

The route totals approximately 1800m of open water swimming, entering and exiting at various locations along the lake. Together with approximately 8.2 km of mixed terrain running you will explore both sides of the lake and cross the Norfolk/Suffolk boundary many times.

SwimRun Fritton Lake – Summer

What you need to know about swimrun

What started out as a drunken bet between two friends in Sweden is fast becoming one of the more popular multi-sport racing events. Swimruns are always carried out outdoors and in open water where your goal is to go from a start to finish through a course with several checkpoints. It has several stages, which means you have to switch between running and swimming several times.

You enter as a two person team, and usually you have to be within 10m of each other for the whole race. Some people tie themselves together to make sure they don’t drift during the swim. The original ÖTILLÖ in Stockholm is regarded as one of the toughest adventure races around, but as the sport grows there are events suitable for newbies as well as hardened endurance athletes. We’ve created a list of our favourites, from swimruns in Wales, Cumbria, Scotland and the Scilly Isles, you’re sure to find an adventure that suits.

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