ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Isles of ScillyThe ÖTILLÖ UK Qualifier
The Isles of Scilly is a place which we did not think existed. It looks like the lost world of Atlantis with clear, beautiful water, pristine beaches and ancient stone walls. For us it is a dream come true after searching in many places for our home in the UK. This race will be tough and it will be spectacular!
8 teams will qualify to the following ÖTILLÖ, The Swimrun World Championship.Read moreRace report 2016
The UK is very important to us and we have a need to make a course that will be fantastic. Thanks to previous ÖTILLÖ racer Roland Kelly we found the Isles of Scilly. In the summer of 2015 Roland posted a video of a training trip he had done in the Scilly Isles. We could not let the impression of the video go. Where was this?
After talking to Roland and making some more investigations we had found our home in the UK. The Isles of Scilly, what a mind-blowing place.
The Isles of Scilly are off the south-west tip of England, in the Atlantic. They have been inhabited since the Stone Age and is a mythical place. All in all 140 islands of which five are inhabited. At times, when low tide is low, you can walk between islands. Exceptional beauty and a pristine environment where the power of the Ocean is never far away!
8 teams qualify to the following ÖTILLÖ, The Swimrun World Championship; The first 3 men, the first 3 mixed and the first 2 women teams where NO ONE already has a spot. If the teams choose to not accept their spot it will roll down to the next team under the same criteria.
This race course will be tough and it will be spectacular. We want to increase the level of Open-water Swimming in our races and here we can, almost 25% of Swimming.
This is Swimrun in its true adventure sense. The start and finish will be in Hugh Town on St.Mary and we will race to and around the big islands of St.Martin’s, Tresco and Bryher, passing magical small, uninhabited islets.
The swimming sections will test your abilities and your mental strength as there is a large tidal difference and you will most likely encounter big ocean- swell. There will be a minimum of 8 swims and the longest swim will be around 2 000 metres. The running sections will be fast with some sections on loose sand and some on rocky outcrops. You need to be fast on land and strong in the water!
The total winning time will be close to five hours. We will have one cut-off for safety reasons and the longest time on the course will be close to 9 hours. There will of course, be plenty of safety, energy stations in pubs and medical staff on call.
The total distance will be between 40 – 45 km depending on the final course. The course can change in last minute as this is a race in a very weather sensitive area and it can be large waves and strong winds.
Get ready to explore a magical place with beautiful beaches, rugged trails, friendly people and massive swims. This is epic!
Get ready for an awesome adventure!
|Friday, June 17th 2016|
|16:00||Registration and race bib distribution opens at Holgate’s Green, Hugh Town, St Mary’s|
|18:00||MANDATORY Race briefing at Holgate’s green, Hugh Town, St Mary’s|
|Saturday, June 18th 2016|
|Race day – Race day if the ocean permits|
|10:00||Start in Hugh Town, Lower Strand|
|14:40||Cut-off at Karma Hotel St. Martin|
|15:15||First teams expected to finish|
|15:25||Cut-off at Perpitch Beach|
|18:15||Last teams across the line|
|Sunday, June 19th 2016|
|12:30||Race briefing and registration ÖTILLÖ Sprint Isles of Scilly|
|14:00||Start of ÖTILLÖ Sprint Hugh Town, Lower Strand|
|16:00||First team across the finish|
|17:15||Last teams across the line|
|18:00||Prize giving and Closing party for ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Isles of Scilly, Holgate’s Green|
ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Isles of Scilly is an awesome race with a limited amount of spots.
TRY THE SPRINT RACE
A total distance of 14,5 km, with 9 runs and 8 swims.
Read about and register to ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Sprint Isles of Scilly