Are you new to SwimRun? So are we!
As experienced marathon runners and triathletes we decided to try the new endurance sport of SwimRun. Advice can be hard to find for beginners, so we've decided to catalogue our own entry into this exciting world of swimming and running from island to island - running in your wetsuit and swimming in your running shoes!
So far, we have competed in 3 swimrun events, in Hvar Coatia, Engadin Switzerland, and Bologna Italy. One of the most vital pieces of swimrun equipment is the wetsuit. Sure, you can use a triathlon wetsuit to start out, but if you plan on doing several events, you will need a wetsuit designed specifically for swimrun.
BUT we've found that you don't ALWAYS have wear a wet suit. We took part in a great event last year in Italy, the Bologna SwimRun, where it was warm enough in the italian lakes to wear triathlon suits. It was a hot day, and we were grateful to escape from the wet suits for our 5 1/2 hour event! Read all about our race here!
We entered the 2018 Bologna event too, but had to cancel after injuries hampered our training.
As newcomers we've found ourselves
wondering what equipment we need, what to wear and where to find events
for this new sport. Choosing a suitable wetsuit is one of the biggest
challenges - Mogsy even had to have a suit custom-made to her own
measurements, to get a fit that would be comfortable for up to 6 hours
of wear! You can read about our wetsuits here.
Look left to see the various areas we are covering, from how to start including a special beginners guide, an event calendar, all the equipment you need and our own personal journey.
The most important page on this site is probably Race Day Advice. It's full of information on pre-race prepration and tips and tricks for during the event too. Some are borrowed from our marathon running experience; others are hard-earned gems from our swimrun races in 3 very different environments. Click on the race day advice link to see what you can learn.
Of course, don't forget to read 'About Us' to find out who's writing this site - anyone can put up a website, but it's good to know that the authors of this site are genuine SwimRunners!
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