2019 will be the fifth and final edition of this historic race.
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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.
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.
We want to hear about your swimrun adventures!
Changes to the mandatory equipment, UK sprint series, a price increase and an Armed Forces discount...
Swimrun places unique demands on your shoes. They need to perform across craggy hilltops, mountain tarns, rugged trails and glittering lakes. The athletes’ interaction with these landscapes is central to the Breca Swimrun experience, and in inov-8 we found a partner that shared this ethos.
At a swimrun event we are not talking about waste on the scale of the coffee cup, but we felt it was important to do what we could to reduce our impact. So Breca Wanaka, on March 25th in New Zealand’s South Island, will be the first swimrun event to send not a single cup to waste.
“Do not attempt to train using the swim to Worm’s Head. There is a real risk to life if the route is used at the wrong time due to the dangerous currents and tidal flows in this area”. So began a safety warning I sent recently to our Breca Gower competitors...
Clapham Bruderwunderz successfully defend their title, and three new course records!
Swimrun comes to Ireland for the first time with Breca Árainn Mhór in Donegal.