5 essential bits of kit for a SwimRun
Don’t get caught in the cold without these
SwimRunning naturally requires more kit than your average trail run, but you don’t need two completely separate outfits. Follow the lead of Ötillö athletes with this round-up:
1 WETSUIT Either pick one that you’re going to take off at each transition (like for the FGR) or a SwimRun specific model, like the Head SwimRun Base, and run in it as well.
2 SHOES Fancy Goretex shoes are going to be of little help here – you need breathable kicks that drain well.
3 HAND PADDLES These help to propel you through the water by increasing resistance.
4 DRY BAG For the FGR, a waterproof dry bag to store your kit during swims is essential.
5 FLOAT A float between your legs on swims helps to rest them for running sections.