ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Qualifier Coming to Scilly in 2016!

Friday 27th November 2015

From Gweal Hill, Bryher ~ © BareFoot PhotographerFrom Gweal Hill, Bryher ~ © BareFoot Photographer

The Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust is proud to have been one of the organisations involved in bringing this event to our Islands; our CEO Sarah Mason has been involved throughout the planning and preparation stages providing information and advice regarding the Swimrun route to ensure our wildlife is not adversely affected.

The ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Organisers have been working closely with the Islands' Partnership, Tresco Estate, Duchy of Cornwall, Council of the Isles of Scilly Isles of Scilly Steamship Company/Isles of Scilly Travel and the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust to introduce this new race to their 2016 calendar.  

The Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust have been integral during the planning and preparation stages to ensure that the route which the Swimrun participants will follow takes into consideration our native species.

The Swimrun participants will pass through areas of Trust land and it has been agreed that the route will be monitored and altered if necessary to ensure our native wildlife is minimally affected.  

In recognition of the Trust's support and advice during this process, and of the work that is carried out every year to ensure our islands paths are clear and historic sites are accessible, ÖTILLÖ are making a donation to the charity to support our continued work.  

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Swimrun Organisers for their charitable donation and are looking forward to our continued good working relationship in the the run up to the event.  


Taken from the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Press Release

In the ÖTILLÖ organization’s quest to create unique races in unique places we are very happy to inform that we have finally found our home in the UK.

"The fantastic Isles of Scilly will be the host of the first ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series event in the UK. The event will be held on June 18th, 2016 and will the first year be limited to 100 teams chasing the 8 qualification spots to ÖTILLÖ, The Swimrun World Championship in the archipelago of Stockholm, Sweden.

Isles of Scilly Swimrun will be a true test for the teams of two that will tackle a course close to 45 km long with a minimum of eight swims. The open-water swim sections will total around 10 km and the 35 kilometres remaining will be made up of beautiful trail-running over and around the major islands of St. Mary’s, Tresco, St. Martin and Bryher. The course will be epic!

Registration opens on November 26th at 16:00 CET for this inaugural race. See the Isles of Scilly Swimrun website for more information."

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