Race rapport

Race report Koster Swimrun 2019

Koster Swimrun last year was our first swimrun race and it was so cool to be back with more experience. ( You find the race report from last year here)

Friday
We started to drive from Jönköping to Strömstad. A boat waited for us to take us to the Koster Islands. Petter and Michaela welcomed us and we got a nice room with view over the sea. We stayed at Hotel Ekenäs

During the race briefing we got to know everything about the course and also that it was around 14 degrees in the water. All competitors had dinner together before it was time for the last race preparations.

Ready!


Saturday – race day
07.00 started with breakfast buffet at the hotel and had some chill time before start. The race started with a jump from a ferry and a short swim.


The following run was one of the longer runs and up and over the island. It was easy to follow the marks. The next swim was really hard last year. It was big waves and we had a lot of struggle. It was so much easier this year and the swim went well.


It was short swims and short runs over many small islands and the time went so fast. The weather was amazing and we really had a great day out.


One part of the race is really tricky, it’s a run with many small rocks. This part was double long last year because of the storm. Fanny was crying and had some trouble with it. Our speed this year over this part was still super slow but a little bit faster than last year and without tears.

We came to the last energy stations and took some Nocco and Barebells to prepare us for the last swim that was 1,3 k. It was a nice last swim before we came up for the last short run to finish line at Ekenäs hotel .

We ended up at 3rd place in the mixed class. The course was around 30 k in total with 5 k swim.

delicious food after the race

The day ended with a dinner together and party.

Koster swimrun is more than a race. It’s amazing weekend. This is a race we really recommend doing.

Thanks to NOCCO for all the support.

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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.