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SwimRun combines swimming and running and is now the UK's fastest growing endurance sport - a new kind of challenge for swimmers, runners and triathletes of all abilities

SwimRun

What is SwimRun ? To sum it up, you could call it 'Extreme Island Hopping...'. A relatively new sport, SwimRun has its roots in Sweden and what began as a drunken bet among friends is now the fastest growing endurance sport in the UK. The idea is to Swim a little, Run a lot, vice versa and any combination of, inter island, across land and sea, coastal or inshore. SwimRun events are often SwimRun as a team, usually pairs, and are seen as offering a new kind of endurance challenge not just to triathletes but any keen swimmers or keen runners.

Although not necessarily just for athletes a SwimRun race will appeal to anyone with the determination, a sense of adventure and the ability to recognise and combine the strengths and weaknesses of competing as a team - starting together and finishing together. Your SwimRunn equipment may vary from event to event/organiser to organiser but usually you are required to have a First Aid kit with you in a waterproof pouch, compass and/or watch, whistle, hi-vis swimming cap, timing chip strap and a tether. You can also use a small floation aid to help combat the weight of your running shoes.