Runners who are partial to a splash in the water may well be interested in the most recent event in the Great Swim series. The Great Swim Run, which requires competitors to work in pairs, will involve a mixture of multi-terrain runs and short swims in the Lake District National Park.
Scheduled for Saturday 10 June, the Great SwimRun Windermere is inspired by the ÖTILLÖ challenges that originated in the dramatic Scandinavian wilderness. The concept is for competitors to carry everything they need from start to finish and for teammates to look out for one another’s safety and support each other around the course.
Those taking part can choose from three distances: short, which involves a 1.9k swim and 8.7k run, middle (3k and 18,3k) and endurance (4.5k and 32k).
Alex Jackson, director of the Great Swim Series, commented: “SwimRun originated in Sweden and it's a fantastic example of how Scandinavians make the most of the incredible rural areas and wild swimming spots their countries have to offer.”
Alex added: “The Lake District National Park is one of the most awe-inspiring locations in the world. We're hoping this event will encourage people from around the UK to see it from a new perspective and experience an exhilarating and challenging activity in their own backyard.”
Entries are now available here.