I’m so excited to finally be able to unveil the Breca National Championships and Breca Rankings in the United Kingdom and New Zealand!

Race by race, our events are growing rapidly in competitiveness and popularity. I wanted to create a way for elite athletes and swimrun enthusiasts to compete alongside each other across our stunning courses and recognise the incredible achievements of all the swimrunners taking part in the Breca Series.

One race per season will be designated the Breca National Championship. This will be the prestigious race the year, where the winning Men’s, Women’s and Mixed categories will be crowned the Full or Sprint distance National Champions. The race venue for the National Championship will change every year, with the 2019 locations to be announced shortly.

Alongside the Championships, we are introducing the Breca National Ranking, a points-based leaderboard. Teams will be awarded points for each race they complete, with extra points available at the Breca National Championship race. Following the final race of the calendar year, points will be aggregated to rank the Men’s, Women’s and Mixed teams over the Full and Sprint distances.

This is such an exciting time for the sport. It’s amazing to look back at the 14 teams we had racing in our first event 2015 and compare them to the 630 who competed at Breca events globally in 2018. More and more elites are joining the field and swimruns are quickly becoming the ‘A’ race for our existing athletes. The Breca National Championships are going to be a thrilling competitive arena, and I can’t wait for you to join us on the next stage of the Breca journey. See you on the start line.

All the best,

Ben

Find out more about the Breca National Championships and the Breca National Ranking system