ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Weekend Isles of Scilly

ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Isles of Scilly – June 10, 2018
Jakob Edholm
International partners
  • Head
  • Campz Addnature
  • Garmin
  • Vivo Barefoot
  • Mr Green
Destination partners
  • Isles of Scilly
  • Isles of Scilly Travel
  • Gococo
  • Lifeproof
  • Precision Hydration
  • Roobar

About ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series Isles of Scilly

This race course is tough and spectacular! You need to be strong in the water as we have almost 22% swimming in real open- water where waves, wind and tidal currents will test the metal of you and your team. On land you need to move fast, stay warm and be agile on your feet.

The weather in June is usually summer weather but the Isles of Scilly is in the Atlantic and the weather can vary very much during the course of the weekend with sun, calm, rain and storm. As the swims are long you need to dress smart, the Ocean temperature is about 14 degrees. Plan to travel in time as the ferry from Penzance can be quite the adventure.

Get ready for a real Ocean adventure.

The course

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 7 swims and the longest swim will be around 2 500 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 three cut-off for safety reasons, these are based on the 2016 times and you are racing against the tidal flows. The longest time on the course will be close to 8 hours. There will of course, be plenty of safety, energy stations in pubs and medical staff on call.

The total distance is just under 40 km. 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!

Course details

Total race distance 37 275 m
Trail-running 29 325 m
Swimming 7 950 m
Swim sections 7
Longest swim 2 500 m
Longest run 7 700 m

Times and distances chart

Energy on the course

As we want to reduce waste and move away from chemically- enhanced foods we will be working with ROOBAR. They have created bulk packaging for us and supply Vegan, organic, raw, gluten free bite-size bars. There will also be fruit, dried fruit,, cake, sandwiches and candy to eat.

You will find water, tea, coffee and Precision Hydration to drink.

ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series

The qualifying system

ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Isles of Scilly will award 8 spots to ÖTILLÖ 2018, The Swimrun World Championship. These spots will be awarded to the teams, where no member already has a spot to ÖTILLÖ 2018. If a team does not accept the spot it rolls down to the next team in line. The entry fee must be paid by May 1st to keep the spot.

The spots will be awarded as below:

  • 3 men
  • 3 mixed
  • 2 women

If any spots are not awarded they belong to the race organisation.

World series 2018

Teams that finish top 30 in each category (Women/Men/Mixed) will collect points in the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series 2018. Your team can collect points from all ÖTILLÖ World Series events and the last ÖTILLÖ Sprint of 2018. No other ÖTILLÖ Sprints are included.

NOTE: To get points from the last ÖTILLÖ Sprint you will also have to finish the last ÖTILLÖ World Series race.

After the last ÖTILLÖ race of the year we will award the best team in each category with €2 500.


ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Weekend Isles of Scilly – The ultimate swimrun destination

International partners
  • Head
  • Campz Addnature
  • Garmin
  • Vivo Barefoot
  • Mr Green