As Keen As Mustard SwimRun


As Keen As Mustard SwimRun is a U.K. based SwimRun race organiser. This is a small family-run business aiming to promote the increasingly popular sport of SwimRun.

As stated on their website:

SwimRun is an adventure race with swim and run sections. The emphasis is on adventure . . .navigating a course through woods, paths and trails and using naturally occurring swim entry and exit points. There are no transitions, any kit you use you carry with you. The courses are signed and tape is used for you to follow the course. You need to be aware, self sufficient and be able to follow signs. It is an awesome experience which puts you in touch with nature and awakens the adventurer in you!


As keen as mustard swimrun logo

Inspired by the international ÖTILLÖ, ”Island to Island” races, the As Keen As Mustard SwimRun races follow the same rules and guidelines, with teams of 2  racing the entire course together, and individuals allowed for shorter distances.



The usual swim aids are allowed - hand paddles, pull buoys, and wet suits - and any personal hydration and gels must be carried the entire race.  Longer races require you to carry a folding or collapsible water cup for the water stations. It can make a real difference having the right team mate and equipment as you can find out reading other pages on this site!

As Keen As Mustard SwimRun also offer the opportunity to race as individuals as opposed to competing in teams of 2. If you are having trouble finding a SwimRun partner, this could be a way to actually take part in an event, and maybe meet up with a future SwimRun team mate!

Each event has an Intro race of 5km (Bewl Water event is 6km) - these races are excellent if you are new to Swimrun as introductory races to the sport.  You can then progress to the longer distances.



World SwimRun Rankings

If you compete in the "long distance" race at an event, you will score points in the TSR Global Ranking System.  You can check out your World SwimRun ranking at the TSR site HERE.


The Races

akamustard events logo - runner on a beach in sunset

There are currently 7 races in the As Keen As Mustard SwimRun Series, during June, July and September.  Dates are being set for 2022 and we'll update this page as we receive the new dates.


Races are held in:

  • Box End Water Park, Bedford, Bedfordshire
  • Nene Park, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
  • Grafham Water, Cambridgeshire
  • Manvers Lake, Rotherham, South Yorkshire
  • Long Eaton, Nottinghamshire
  • Bewl Water, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
  • St. Ives Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire

Update September 2021

As Keen As Mustard have announced they are only holding 4 events in 2022, having decided to make 4 awesome events in reasonable spaced out locations.  This is due to other workload the organisers have.  They want to make each event really good and accommodate potential growth.

The 2022 events are as follows:

18th and 19th June 2022 - Nene Park, Peterborough

10th July 2022 - Manvers Lake, Rotherham

11th September 2022 - Bewl Water, Tunbridge Wells

25th September 2022 - Grafham Water


Below is the latest Keen as Mustard video with all the new dates and showing how much fun you can have in your googles and trainers!!!



Box End Water Park Swimrun

swimrunner exiting the waterLast Swim Exit at Box End Swimrun

DATE:  This event is not taking place in 2022

VENUE: 

Box End Water Park, Bedford, Bedfordshire

Intro;  5k Solo Swimrun 

Mild Mustard Sprint;  10k Solo Swimrun

Middling Mustard Half;  21k Solo Swimmrun

Middling Mustard Half ; 21k Team Swimrun


5k solo race is a qualifier for the Fenland Runner Series Championship

10k solo, 21k solo and team races are qualifiers for the HEAD Grass Roots Series Championship.

For further information and to enter CLICK HERE

Nene Park Swimrun

Swimrunner in the water

DATE:  June 18 and 19,  2022

VENUE:  Nene Park, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire.

A new distance has been introduced for 2022 - the Hot Mustard 39k for those long distance Swimrunners!  There is also a race for junior Swimrunners - the future of SwimRun.

Junior races to be confirmed

Intro;  5k Solo Swimrun 

Mild Mustard Sprint;  10k Solo Swimrun

Middling Mustard Half;  21k Solo Swimrun

Middling Mustard Half;  21k Team Swimrun

Hot Mustard;  39k Solo Swimrun

Hot Mustard;  39k Team Swimrun

 

5k solo race is a qualifier for the Fenland Runner Series Championship

10k solo, 21k solo and team, and 39k solo and team races are qualifiers for the HEAD Grass Roots Series Championship.

For further information and to enter CLICK HERE

Grafham Water SwimRun

swimrunners about to enter water through treesSwim entry point through the trees!

DATE:   September 25,  2022

VENUE:   Grafham Water, Grafham, Cambridgeshire

Intro 5k solo Swimrun

Mild Mustard Sprint; 10k Solo Swimrun

Middling Mustard Half; 21k Solo Swimrun

Middling Mustard Half; Team Swimrun


The 5k solo race is a qualifier for the Fenland Runner Series Championship

10k solo, 21k solo and team races are qualifiers for the HEAD Grass Roots Series Championship.

For further information and to enter CLICK HERE


Manvers Lake Swimrun

Manvers Lake Swimrun venue - the lakeManvers Lake venue

DATE:  July 10,  2022

VENUE: 

Manvers Lake, Rotherham, South Yorkshire

Intro;  5k Solo Swimrun

Mild Mustard Sprint;  10k Solo Swimrun


5k solo race is a qualifier for the Fenland Runner Series Championship

10k solo, is a qualifier for the HEAD Grass Roots Series Championship.

For further information and to enter CLICK HERE


Long Eaton SwimRun

swimrunners exiting the waterSwim Exit Point at Long Eaton

DATE:  This event is not taking place in 2022

VENUE:  Spring Lakes, Long Eaton, Nottinghamshire

Intro;  5k Solo Swimrun tbc

Mild Mustard Sprint;  10k Solo Swimrun

Middling Mustard Half;  21k Solo Swimrun

Middling Mustard Half;  Team Swimrun


5k solo race is a qualifier for the Fenland Runner Series Championship

10k solo, 21k solo and team races are qualifiers for the HEAD Grass Roots Series Championship.

For further information and to enter CLICK HERE


Bewl Water SwimRun

Swimrrunners exiting the water at Bewl Water Swimrun raceWater exit at Bewl Water, Tunbridge Wells

DATE:  Sunday, September 26, 2021

VENUE:  Bewl Water, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Intro 6k;  Solo Swimrun

Mild Mustard Sprint;  10k Solo Swimrun

Middling Mustard Half;  21k Solo Swimrun

Middling Mustard Half;  21k Team Swimrun


6k solo race is a qualifier for the Fenland Runner Series Championship

10k solo, 21k solo and team races are qualifiers for the HEAD Grass Roots Series Championship

For further information and to enter CLICK HERE

As Keen As Mustard Swimrun Series


St. Ives Huntingdon SwimRun

3 swimrunners splashing through waterTaking part in the St Ives, Huntingdon Swimrun

DATE:  This event is not taking place in 2022

VENUE:  St. Ives Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire

Intro;  5k Solo Swimrun

Mild Mustard Sprint;  10k Solo Swimrun

Middling Mustard Half;  21k Solo Swimmrun

Middling Mustard Half;  21k Team Swimrun


5k solo race is a qualifier for the Fenland Runner Series Championship

10k solo, 21k solo and team races are qualifiers for the HEAD Grass Roots Series Championship

For further information and to enter CLICK HERE


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