A Swimrun is a multiple-stage competition where participants run and swim over a cross-country course that involves many transitions between the swim and run stages of the race. [source Wikipedia.]
The originators of the sport ÖTILLÖ chose Scilly as their first ever UK venue in June 2016. Bryony and her teammate Rob were the only team from the islands and finished in a creditable 61st out of 70 finishers (11 teams did not finish) in a field including world-class elite athletes. There are several Scilly teams entered for the 2017 event on June 17th including Nick & Bryony (in separate teams!).
The event really showed Scilly off to the world and has also brought great interest in the sport locally. We now have a group of 12 or so people who meet every couple of weeks for social swimruns. You can check out the Scilly Swimrun Facebook group.
We can offer private guided swimruns across Scilly and are looking into running holidays and training camps so do get in touch if you’re interested.
Scilly low tide inter-island walk
On a really low spring tide it’s possible to walk between most of the islands. In 2016 we ran our first inter-island walk event on September 18th to tie in with the Scilly Swim Challenge.
In 2017 there are suitable tides at the end of April and end of May so look out for organised events then. Alternatively we can organise bespoke trips.