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Isles of Scilly ÖTILLÖ Swimrun


One of the world's toughest endurance races comes to the Isles of Scilly.

Following the remarkable success of the last 3 years, the unique ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Championship race returns to the Isles of Scilly for the fourth year running on the 8th and 9th June.

100+ teams from around the world, including Scilly, will be chasing the 8 qualification spots for the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Championship.

The ÖTILLÖ race will be a true test for the teams of two that will tackle a course close to 45km long with a minimum of eight swims.

The open-water swim sections will total around 10km with 35 kilometres of trail running and scrambling in between, across St. Mary’s, Tresco, St. Martin’s and Bryher. The organisers work very closely with the Isles of Scilly 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.

The Swimrun World Championship race is ranked by CNN as “one of the toughest endurance races in the world”.

This year, there are three different races taking place for the first time. The World Series Race is the toughest and most spectacular, with the start and finish in Hugh Town on St.Mary's, racing to and around the islands of St.Martin’s, Tresco and Bryher, and passing magical small, uninhabited islets.

The Sprint Race starts and finishes in Hugh Town on St Mary’s and stays on that island with a course following the coast with some beautiful runs and some magical swims. 

Finally, the Experience Race is a swimrun experience for those completely new to the sport or for those not ready to compete over bigger distances. Based entirely on St Mary’s, the course makes the most of the clear water and the very friendly atmosphere of an ÖTILLÖ race with a course of a little under 8 km.

Isles of Scilly Travel are offering 10% off the brochure passenger fare on Scillonian between 5th June and 12th June 2019. Quote the coupon code OTILLO19 at the time of booking on 01736 334220.

You can find out more about the event at the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun website.

 

Supported by The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in Rural Areas

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