As Keen As Mustard SwimRun

As Keen As Mustard SwimRun is a new 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!

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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!



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

There are currently 7 races in the As Keen As Mustard SwimRun Series, during June, September and October. Of course, these dates and events are open to changes due to the current pandemic. More races may be added in the future.


Races are held in:

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

Grafham Water SwimRun

This is normally the first event of the year in the Series.

DATE:   Sunday, June 27,  2021  (provisional)

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.


Bewl Water SwimRun

DATE:  Sunday, September 13,  2020

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

As Keen As Mustard Swimrun Series


St. Ives Huntingdon SwimRun

DATE:  Sunday, September 27 2020

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


Spring Lakes SwimRun

DATE:  Sunday, September 27,  2020

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.


Nene Park Swimrun

DATE:  Sunday, October 4,  2020

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.


As Keen As Mustard Swimrun Series


Box End Water Park Swimrun

DATE:  Sunday, October 4,  2020

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.


Manvers Lake Swimrun

DATE: September  2021

VENUE: 

Manvers Lake, Rotherham, South Yorkshire

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.


The sponsors for the As Keen As Mustard Swimrun Series are:

  •  HEAD
  •  Fenland Runner
  •  Outdoor Swimmer Magazine
  •  Phoenix Events


Click here to go the As Keen As Mustard SwimRun series home page.



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