Scottish swimrun added to the Breca Swimrun series
Breca has teamed up with Swimrun Scotland to deliver the stunning 'Loch Gu Loch' swimrun challenge.
Breca Loch Gu Loch features tough terrain, deep lochs, island hopping and rugged trails. Swim through five Lochs - Lochs Ness, Duntelchaig, Ceo Glais, Mhor & Farff - they're deep, cold, and legend has it, one is inhabited! The runs take in old trails, forest trails and no trails - there's no shortage of variation along our incredible South Loch Ness route.
The race has taken place annually since 2015, but faced an uncertain future until Breca offered to partner.
“Swimrun is all about teammates working together to complete a unique endurance challenge in spectacular surroundings,” said Breca founder Ben de Rivaz. “You learn a lot about yourself and your own physical and mental capabilities, as well as connecting with nature in a truly immersive way – it’s you and your partner working with and, sometimes, against the elements across land and water.
“I couldn’t think of a better addition to the Breca swimrun calendar than ‘Loch Gu Loch’, with its beautiful yet challenging landscape,” de Rivaz added. “Swimrun Scotland has done an excellent job of organising the race for the last three years, and we’re looking forward to bringing this fantastic new sport to more people in 2018.”
“We’re excited to be working with the Breca team to deliver another amazing Loch Gu Loch event,” said Swimrun Scotland co-founder, Paul McGreal. “It’s such a special race, in such a stunning location, and is a true Scottish adventure that should be on every swimrunner’s ‘to do’ list”.
With the addition of Loch Gu Loch, Breca now offers eleven swimrun events (five sprints, six long distances) in the UK and New Zealand.
The Breca Loch Gu Loch swimrun offers two race distances, covering a total of 18 kilometres for the ‘Sprint’ and 57 kilometres for the ‘Long’. Both races present teams of two the unique opportunity to run through beautiful Scottish landscape on challenging terrain, interspersed with swims across five stunning ‘lochs’.
Entry costs £270 per team for the Sprint distance, £400 per team for the Long. Teams can enter via the Breca Loch Gu Loch website. The Breca ‘News’ section offers useful tips and guides to would-be swimrunners, including a ‘Beginners Guide to Swimrun’ video series for newcomers to the sport.
Beginners Guide to Swimrun
Episode 1 - What is swimrun, who is swimrun for and what is the swimrun format like?
Episode 2 - How to choose your swimrun event, your teammate and tips for training?
Episode 3 - What gear do you need for swimrun?