Author: Fred Newton

Love Swimrun Llanberis Race Report: An Epic In North Wales’s team of Fred Newton and Jon Littlewood headed to North Wales for the Love Swimrun Llanberis Full Course and first time together as teammates. Love Swimrun Llanberis is Wales’ original swimrun renowned for its welcoming atmosphere and varied course, hundreds of excited participants congregated on the shores of Llyn Padarn in the village of […]

Meet Mad Hatter Sports Events: The Hokey Cokey Swimrun Series

Mad Hatter Event’s John Yelland organises some of the wildest swimrun races in the UK. He’s a friendly guy with a frankly astonishing depth of creative enthusiasm. This energy translates into a portfolio of unique races including the Hokey Cokey Swimrun Series. How did you get into swimrun? John was watching the random sports channel […]

Orca Release New Swimrun Range

Open water swimming brand, Orca have released a new range of swimrun wetsuits offering two options, the Aesir (flex and thermal versions) and Vanir. The wetsuits share characteristics of Orca’s original suits but with significant upgrades. Orca have designed simple and unfussy suits which appear comfortable and hard wearing. Fit runs true to size. Orca […]

ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Returns To The British Isles

After a two year enforced break during the pandemic, ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Isles of Scilly returns to the UK this weekend. Michael Lemmel, co-founder of ÖTILLÖ gives a frank appraisal on the last few years ‘things vary in each country and the pandemic affected different people in different ways. For swimrun, it is the event operators who […]

Race Preview: Love SwimRun Llanberis

Love SwimRun Llanberis is a spectacular swimrun course in North Wales, returning on the 18th June 2022. Race Director, Chloe Rafferty gives the lowdown on what awaits athletes in a few weeks. Chloe has been involved with swimrun since 2015 when she participated in her first swimrun on Loch Lomond in Scotland. The experience struck […]