220 Triathlon Magazine - - FEATURE -

Lo­ca­tion Isles of Scilly, Corn­wall Date 8-9 June 2019 A ferry jour­ney that will prob­a­bly turn you green. An im­pos­si­ble to pre­dict weather sys­tem. And a true en­durance test in­volv­ing 40km of swim-run­ning. Wel­come to ÖtillÖ Isles of Scilly, ad­ven­ture rac­ing in its purest sense.

Set on the mystical, mostly car-free specs of par­adise (pop. 2,300 over the five in­hab­ited is­lands) some 35 miles off the Cor­nish coast, ÖtillÖ Isles of Scilly is the Swedish swim­run pi­o­neer’s sole UK of­fer­ing.

The World Se­ries event fea­tures a min­i­mum of eight swim legs to­talling around 8.3km and 29km of trail run­ning (shorter Sprint and Ex­pe­ri­ence races are also on of­fer), and stand­ing be­fore pairs of ath­letes in the ru­ral idyll are ocean swells, rocky out­crops, wince-in­duc­ing wa­ters and calf-bust­ing beach runs. But, also, the most wel­come post-race Cor­nish ale and pasty you’ll ever con­sume. otil­loswim­run.com

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