Race Report 2018
Photo: Teemu Oksanen / Järvestä järveen swimrun www.laketolake.fi
Last Sunday the 3rd edition of Lake to Lake swimrun took place in the beautiful nature of Luukki national park, close to Espoo and Helsinki. Despite a weather forecast of thunder and rain a record number of 111 teams participated in the race. What makes this event stand out in my opinion is the relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Sometimes I almost forget that we are there to do a race and not just socialise catching up with friends, first timers and Ötillö finishers. I have to say that Krisse Vaano (Race Director) and a bunch of other passionate swimrunners (like for instance Janne Räsänen & Co) really did a great job at building a unique swimrun community in Finland. I think that people start to realise that swimrun is really all about sharing emotions and experiences no matter who you are or what you do. There is no fancy gear to show off and let’s be honest trying to look pretty in a wetsuit is a bit overkill. So the race is about 12,5 km long with 12 run sections and 11 swim sections of which the longest is 560m and the shortest around 50m. The terrain varies between single trail, gravel paths and some rocky outcrops. The longest run section is about 2,5km.
Me: Thomas Schreven
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