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The Wales Swim-Run to be Powered by Yonda Sports

April 4th, 2019 | by Sarah Wills
The Wales Swim-Run to be Powered by Yonda Sports

Activity Wales Events are please to announce that this year’s first edition of The Wales Swim Run will be Powered By innovative wetsuit brand Yonda Sports.


Yonda Sports is a young, vibrant company specialising in the design, creation and manufacture of pioneering products for athletes, swimmers, triathletes and swim-runners around the globe. As active participants in triathlons and swim runs, they understand the importance of the right materials, features, fit and flexibility – and the role they play in enhancing your athletic comfort and performance. This year has seen the introduction of the new Ghost swim run suit which will be showcased at the event in July. Incorporating the key feature of the award-winning Ghost wetsuit the SR offers outstanding flexibility, speed, comfort and durability along with Yonda’s unrivalled build quality. The removable arms allow you to adapt to the changing environment without having to cut the suit. The SR comes with both whistle and compass and front inner and rear internal pockets.


Owner of Yonda Sports Angus Greenwood had the following to say about this exclusive new partnership, “I am personally hugely excited to work alongside Activity Wales Events, a brand who are professional to work with and put on challenging and successful events with the athlete always their sole focus.  To add this new event in the same part of the world as the now established and hugely successful LCW will offer athletes stunning scenery in a place I enjoyed as a child on family holidays. I am hugely proud of Yonda and only affiliate with brands who have synergy with us. AWE ticks every box and we look forward to seeing everyone in July….”


AWE CEO Matthew Evans, an Otillo World Series swim-runner himself was in equally buoyant mood at the news, “The Wales Swim Run is new for 2019, but the reception has been incredible.  VIVO Barefoot supporting the event and now to have Yonda on board as official wetsuit partner is incredible in the first year.  Yonda are a very innovative brand and the new kit looks simply stunning, so we are keen to get in the water and try it all out! We already have teams from all over Europe and with the finish line at The New Inn, Amroth I am sure it is going to offer a true International Party atmosphere “


Originating in Sweden in 2002, Swim Run has gathered significant pace in the past 5 years. In 2014 the event was only held in Sweden, now 18 nations fly the Swim Run Flag. The Wales Swim Run will take place along The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park on July 27th 2019. Starting on the cliff tops above Freshwater East, the race will move east taking in Manorbier, Lydstep, Tenby and end in Amroth Village. All running will be off road following the Pembrokeshire Coast path with 3 feed stations positioned on route. In total the event is just over 26k of running and 6.4k of swimming.

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