5 es­sen­tial bits of kit for a SwimRun

Don’t get caught in the cold with­out these

Trail Running (UK) - - Big Interview -

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.

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