Breca adds Loch Gu Loch to its race calendar

Swimrun event organiser Breca have added a monster challenge to their race calendar. The Breca ‘Loch Gu Loch’ swimrun will take place in and around the iconic Loch Ness on 29 September 2018.

Breca has teamed up with Swimrun Scotland to keep the Loch Gu Loch swimrun challenge going. The race has taken place annually since 2015 but faced an uncertain future until Breca offered to partner on event management and communication.

“We’re excited to be working with the Breca team to deliver another amazing Loch Gu Loch event,” said Swimrun Scotland co-founder, Paul McGreal. “It’s such a special race, in such a stunning location, and is a true Scottish adventure that should be on every swimrunner’s ‘to do’ list”.

The Breca Loch Gu Loch swimrun offers two race distances, covering a total of 18 kilometres for the ‘Sprint’ and 57 kilometres for the ‘Long’. Both races give teams of two the unique opportunity to run through beautiful Scottish landscape on challenging terrain, interspersed with swims across five stunning ‘lochs’.

Swimrun involves teams of two traversing trail and open water, running in their wetsuits and swimming in their shoes.  “Swimrun is all about teammates working together to complete a unique endurance challenge in spectacular surroundings,” said Breca founder Ben de Rivaz. “You learn a lot about yourself and your own physical and mental capabilities, as well as connecting with nature in a truly immersive way – it’s you and your partner working with and, sometimes, against the elements across land and water.

With the addition of Loch Gu Loch, Breca now offers 11 swimrun events (five sprints, six long distances) in the UK and New Zealand and is looking at the possibility of launching a national swimrun ‘race series’ in the future.

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Jonathan is a year-round skins swimmer with a particular love of very cold water. He has competed in ice swimming competitions around the world. He is a qualified open water coach with a particular love of introducing new swimmers to the open water.