2019 will be the fifth and final edition of this historic race.
It was an extraordinary experience to stand on the finish line of the Breca Bay of Islands swimrun and share the excitement and elation of the athletes racing at the inaugural Breca Swimrun National Championships.
It's worth delving into the idea of recovery, what it is and why you would want to optimise it, so that you don't waste money or energy that would be better allocated elsewhere.
The weather forecast wasn’t looking fantastic in the lead up to the first Breca race of the year. Cloud, wind and rain were all on the menu.
Thinking of doing your first swimrun? Not sure if you are ready for it? You’ll probably be surprised at how accessible it is to beginners.
Triathlon and open water swimming coach Ali opens up about his Swimrun training and racing experiences for Breca Coniston Sprint and Swimrun Mallorca.
One race per season will be designated the Breca National Championship…
A Swimrun podium competitor, coach and swimming teacher - coach Ashia gives us some helpful advice in the preparation for a Swimrun event.
For those of you that are new to the sport, we’ve compiled this handy ‘Beginners’ Guide’ to demystify this exciting new format.
This was an excellent race for us, as we:
Nailed our kit selection
Had the perfect nutrition plan
Were well hydrated pre and during the race
Had the fitness to push when need
We were injury free.
We're making swimrun better in 2019
Historically calm seas saw records set throughout the field.
Breca Swimrunners feel the heat in Gower…
My partner Steve and I have never done a swimrun event, but we can safely say that our swimrun journey has well and truly started...
5 tips to make you and your swimrun partner go faster, and most of all, to enjoy the race together:
The Hook brothers placed 2nd at the Breca Buttermere Sprint in 2017. This year, they're back to take on the full distance challenge...
I began reading in more detail what a swimrun entails and I must admit I was quite intimidated by the magnitude of the challenge. It was obvious that proper preparation and training was required to have a shot at completing the event…
When I signed up with Tom for Breca Swimrun in the Gower, Wales, I had no idea what I was in for! I saw the route card with a marathon run and 6k of swimming and thought it was doable, but what I didn’t take into account was a shed load of climbing, sand dunes, beaches, pebbles, rocks and cliffs…
As I sit down to write this report, four days after the race, I am still fizzing with excitement about the whole experience. I know I am going to struggle to articulate the sheer beauty of the landscapes, the peaceful joy of the swims, and the total destructive power of the hills. I will give it my best shot…
The 2018 swimrun season has begun