Race report – Koster Swimrun

It’s storm and it’s time for our first swimrun together, Koster Swimrun. 
We went out to Koster Islands Friday afternoon. Stormy and rainy! 
Race briefing on the evening and they told us about the course and that they had made some small changes because of all the big waves.

On Saturday morning it was still windy, they had made some more changes and we got to understand why later. The waves were super big! 
We started with a jump from a ferry and a short swim. The first swim felt easy. The first run felt a little bit heavy, maybe because we did’t warm up som much. The views was stunning and we came to the first swim with waves. It didn’t go so smooth. Fanny had big problems with just about everything …. The swim is not easy when you don’t get everything right.

But during the next swim everything felt like normal. We where swimming side by side in big waves and felt unstoppable. Coming up from the water and both of us where smiling. It felt so good. All the coming swims felt really synchronized, as they use to feel.

The most exposed part of the race, the southern part of the west side of Koster Islands was removed due to the stormy weather, but that felt ok when we saw the big waves that hit the shore. Instead we got to run on a very technical part of South Koster. It was very challenging but we had it together.

The last swim was pretty long, and there were many jelly fish. Patrik did get one in his face and it burned him. A lot of people said that it was cold in the water especially the last long swim but we didn’t felt that. I guess we have great wetsuits 🙂

In the end there were som climbing/running along the shore until we reached to goal where we got saluted by Petter and the rest of the Koster Swimrun crew.

It felt great! The race is så nice and the environment on Koster Island is amazing. We hope we can come back next year and run the whole course.

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