Imagine a sport where you run and swim your way across wild and stunning landscapes; craggy islands, sandy beaches, deep fjords, calm lakes, big hills, rocky outcrops. A sport which is developing, where its ok to wear paddles, fins and pull buoy. A sport where you don't stop to take off your wetsuit or put on your shoes because there are multiple swims and multiple runs. Imagine doing all this with someone else, working as team, playing to each others strengths, being tied to one another, sharing the adventure together.
If you imagine all this, then Swimrun is for you. One of the fastest growing endurance sports in the UK, now is the time to take the challenge and Swimrun.
As a Trail Running Coach and Swimrunner, I am well placed to give you top tips and coaching on everything swimrun including:
- what to wear - what shoes to use - how to swim on tow / run on tow - how to prepare for a swimrun - what does a swimrun training plan look like for you - what equipment to use - what to eat and when - working together as a team
We can work on the individual elements; trail running skills with me and open water skills with my fellow coach, Open Water Swimming Coach, Martin Paine. Together we will be holding 'Introduction to Swimrun' training days at lakes in and around London where you can come along to learn new skills, meet a swimrun partner, try out kit and get yourself swimrun ready.
2019 Dates coming soon - late May / Early June
For more information: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/the-running-blog/2015/nov/12/swimrun-is-this-the-wildest-sporting-event-going