Swim/Running is one of the fastest growing extreme endurance sports in Europe. But what is a Swim/Run?
Swim/Running involves just that… swimming and running, but rather than separating the disciplines, competitors swim sections of the course and run sections of others non stop. There aren’t any transitions or changes of kit – instead you’ll be traversing from point A to point B in the same gear throughout, combining the coastline with forest trails, taking in some breath taking views of South Pembrokeshire.
Sound crazy? Well, to be fair the concept did all begin with a bet between a few Swedish guys whilst drinking in a bar! They challenged each other to get to a location some 70 km away, traversing islands, forests and ocean, using only muscle power…and so the Swim/Run was born.
The next TenFoot Swim/Run will take place alongside the TenFoot Swim on Saturday 3rd July 2021. It is a 10km course.
Key to the Swim/Run concept is the feeling of being close to nature. The World’s best Swim/Run circuits are in stunning locations, coastlines, islands, forests and cliff top paths. The TenFoot Swim/Run is no different….charting a path from Tenby to Saundersfoot around and over the beautiful Pembrokeshire Coast over a distance of roughly 10k. It is made up of 4 km of swimming and 6km running, split into 3 swim and 3 run sections.
You will set off from Tenby towards Saundersfoot with the TenFoot swimmers, however you will exit the water at Waterwynch and start the second stage of your journey on foot, initially up onto the coastal path but then off the path onto private land (so please no training runs on the course before the day), through the fields and woodland before re-joining the coastal path briefly to make your way down onto Monkstone Beach where you will join back in with the TenFoot Swimmers. It’s then a further swim round the coast to Swallowtree where you will again exit the water for another run stage through the woodlands before re-entering the water for a final swim stint to the Saundersfoot beach.
See our news tab for a map of the course.
Feel free to tailor and tweak your kit according to your needs but we do recommend the use of specialist Swim/Run Wetsuits and Trainers as the course is of natural terrain.
Details of registration and swim start time will be available on this website, our facebook page and will be emailed to entrants nearer the event.
Entry is £60 (plus booking fees) and participants will receive: Special Edition TenFoot Swim/Run Medal/Bottle Opener; a TenFoot Swim Technical Training T-shirt and a Silicone swim cap (given at registration).
As a token of appreciation for the efforts of the NHS during the Covid-19 pandemic, the TenFoot have made entries to the 2021 events free for all NHS staff.
Why not gather in sponsorship for your challenge and raise money for our chosen charities? Or simply make a donation. Find out more about them here.
To claim an NHS discount for this event please send a photo of your NHS ID plus your name and the name of the event (Tenfoot Swim/Run) via a direct message to the Tenfoot Swim & Footstep Run facebook page and we will send you a promo code valid for 1 entry.
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