If you want to try a new challenge this is it! Not only are the Isles of Scilly a little bit of an adventure to get to, the sprint is also a new adventure to embark on. We want to make the sport of swimrun accessible to most. That is why we build a sprint during the same weekend as the World Series race. You get an introduction to the sport with a world class production.
Welcome to the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun family! The winners of each category will get a free entry to the ÖTILLÖ Isles of Scilly World Series event the following year.
The ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Sprint Isles of Scilly will start and finish in Hugh Town on St Mary’s. The course follows the coast around the island with some beautiful runs and some magical swims. You may even see seals in the water. The total distance is close to 15 km, with 8 swims. The longest swim is 1 200 metres and all swims are in bays. You will experience the beautiful nature of the Isles of Scilly and taste the real Ocean.
Having done a huge amount of triathlons I was looking for a new challenge. Swim/run ticks a lot of boxes for me. It is all about being back to nature and getting from A to B by trail running and ocean swimming. The Otillo series usually take part in remote islands that are hard to get to - don't let this put you off. It is a super event and a wonderful experience as you do it with a partner.
Posted on 28.06.18
This was my first swim-run experience and I found it amazing. The Island is stunningly beautiful, the water blue-green and clear. The support from the local people is great. The whole athmosphere is frienfly and welcoming.
Event in iteself is extrmely well organised to the details, the course is easy to follow, the feed stations are well timed. My suggestions woudl be to:
1) practise swiming in cold/choppy waters. Even if we only had a short choppy swim, this is an island in the middle of the Ocean and anything can happen on the day.
2) practise exit and entering the swims with few big rocks and stones, and this in the waves..
I can't wait to go again!
Posted on 12.06.18