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 new 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.



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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.  Here's hoping for all events going ahead in 2021!


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

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:  Sunday, June 6, 2021

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:  Sunday, June 20,  2021

VENUE:  Nene Park, Peterborough, 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

Grafham Water SwimRun

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

DATE:   Sunday, June 27,  2021

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: Sunday, July 11,  2021

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:  Sunday, July 18, 2021

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,  2021 - Date to be confirmed

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


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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St. Ives Huntingdon SwimRun

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

DATE:  Sunday, September, 2021 - Date to be confirmed

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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