ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Weekend Isles of ScillyThe ultimate swimrun destination
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.Read moreRegister
We spent more than 18 months chasing our dream location in the UK, we wanted to find something unique. By chance we happend upon the Isles of Scilly. It is truely a unique place where it is difficult to not get emationally affected.
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! The trail- running is magical with some of the most beautiful runs we have ever done.
We work very closely with the Wildlife Trust to make sure the running sections have a minimum of impact on the nesting birds and wildlife.
In June the flowers are in full bloom which is apparent when passing through the beautiful Tresco Gardens and the sea is usually calmer but still with huge tidal changes of more than 5 metres..
We host the World Series race on the Saturday, keeping Sunday as a reserve day and we will also host the Sprint on the Sunday.
|Friday, June 16th 2017|
|16:00||Registration and race bib distribution opens at Holgate’s Green, Hugh Town, St Mary’s|
|18:30||MANDATORY Race briefing at Holgate’s green, Hugh Town, St Mary’s|
|Saturday, June 17 2017|
|Race day – Race day if the ocean permits|
|10:00||Start in Hugh Town, Lower Strand|
|11:20||Cut-off Bathinghouse Porth (Time 2)|
|14:35||Cut-off at Karma Hotel St. Martin|
|15:00||First teams expected to finish|
|15:35||Cut-off Higher Town|
|18:15||Last teams across the line|
|Sunday, June 18th 2017|
|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|
The wildlife trust
In the Isles of Scilly we work very closely with the Wildlife Trust, who are the stewards of the land and water. We go through our race course together with the Wildlife Trust, all the way until the last week prior to the race we will make changes to the course to not upset the nesting birds and/or if we see that our race course has an impact on the nature and the habitat.
During the 2017 event we will ask all our racers to bring whatever plastic they bring to the Isles back to the mainland for recycling. As there is no recycling on the Isles of Scilly and the cost of transporting garbage to the mainland is high. We will also do a beach clean-up on the Friday prior to the race open to all who want to participate.
For each participating team we make a donation to the Wildlife Trust. Thank you!