Under the microscope:
What? An increasingly popular endurance sport which mixes open water swimming with trail running.
How? All you need is a wetsuit and some hand paddles. Competitors run in twos for safety, and must carry all their own gear.
Why? Swimrunning’s fusion of the two disciplines taxes a variety of energy systems and near enough every muscle in the body, making it a complete test of fitness. By using hand paddles and a leg float when swimming, the effort is isolated into your upper body, allowing your legs to rest before the next running section. If you’re looking for a new challenge over the warmer months, swimrunning is definitely one to consider.
Swimrun makes for great adventures