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    Weʼve raised £4,643 to support TwinnyDip's bid at the CNN-voted toughest one-day race Otillo SwimRun World Championship and help raise scholarships for LPCUWC

    Utö, Sweden
    Funded on Saturday, 25th November 2017

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    We, Natalie and Valerie, are raising £10,000 to support TwinnyDip's bid at the CNN-voted toughest one-day race Otillo SwimRun World Championship and help raise scholarship for Li Po Chun United World College (LPCUWC). The first £5,000 will be split 50/50 to fund (1) our SwimRun endeavour and (2) the Davis UWC Scholars program (for the benefit of LPCUWC), and anything beyond that will be 100% dedicated to the scholarship program.

    Please help us reach our target by donating through this website, or if you prefer a milestone-based approach (e.g. £10 per completed distance/ islands/ race segment - there are 52 of them!) please contact us directly at info.twinnydip@gmail.com.

    About TwinnyDip and the World Championship

    TwinnyDip is a SwimRun team made up of Twins Natalie and Valerie Wong. We participated in ÖTILLÖ Utö in May 2017, which involved 20 alternating segments of running (total 37km) and swimming (5km). It was our first SwimRun race and to our surprise, we qualified for the upcoming ÖTILLÖ World Championship in September 2017. We will be having a go at this legendary 75km SwimRun course, i.e. island-hopping through the Stockholm Archipelagos of 26 islands, for a total of 65km running and 10km swimming. To give a bit of context, this is equivalent to just over 1.5 times full marathon and 200 lengths in a 50m Olympic-size swimming pool!

    We have spent over £6,000 to date (the registration fees alone was ca. £1,500; transport, equipments, training and other preparation events). To be clear, up to £2,500 of proceeds will go to cost coverage, the rest will go to the scholarship program.

    About SwimRun

    SwimRun is an endurance, multi-stage sport where by participants, typically in teams of pair, together alternate between running and swimming along a set course of cross-country runs and open water swims without stopping in between. There is absolutely no time to change and faff around so we basically run in our wetsuits and swim in our shoes. It is a relatively new sports in the UK so we find that people are always staring at us and amused by our costumes (spot us in our wetsuits running across East London early morning at weekends).

    To learn more about SwimRun and ÖTILLÖ the founding organisation of the sport see http://otilloswimrun.com.

    About LPCUWC and the Davis UWC Scholars program

    LPCUWC is one of the 17 United World Colleges (and schools) which originated in the late 1950s in the ideas of the German educationalist, Kurt Hahn with a view to bring young people from different countries and cultures together to learn from one another. Both of us attended LPCUWC and benefited enormously learning from and sharing with a diverse international community. We want the next generation to enjoy the same cross-cultural experience to foster international understanding through the Davis UWC Scholars program, which will match every penny of your donation, i.e. doubling what you will give!

    To learn more about the school and the scholarship program see http://www.lpcuwc.edu.hk and http://www.davisuwcscholars.org.

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    • TwinnyDip1 year ago
      TwinnyDip

      TwinnyDip

      1 year ago

      That is not to say your kind support will go to waste, for that we are already planning our come back in the 2018 season. More importantly 50% of your generous donation will be passed on to the Davies UWC Scholars Program. In case you are interested in seeing us in action, below is a link to a video summary, which also gives you a good picture of what we were dealing with on the day! https://www.olympicchannel.com/en/playback/running-over-26-islands-and-swimming-in-the-baltic-sea-no-problem/

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    • TwinnyDip1 year ago
      TwinnyDip

      TwinnyDip

      1 year ago

      Thank you for your support in TwinnyDip’s endeavour in the SwimRun World Championship in Sweden. We had a smashing day giving this 75km course our best shot. The weather condition was far from ideal, with high winds of upto 80km/h; strong rains and the occasional hail storms in choppy water and on exposed rocky islands. There was a real risk of hypothermia/injuries, so, we made a tough decision to abandon after 36km of running and 8km of swimming across 16 islands. We are gutted but we had to accept the facts - the odds were against us.

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    63

    • Limmy

      Limmy

      Sep 6, 2017

      Well done girls!

      £100.00

    • Sophie Siu

      Sophie Siu

      Sep 4, 2017

      Best of luck on race day, it's so incredible that you are doing this!

      £88.00

    • Set

      Set

      Sep 4, 2017

      Super exciting guys. Good luck, though I'm sure you won't need it. Really impressive (though also insane) challenge! Can't wait to hear about it xxx

      £100.00

    • Ross Strike

      Ross Strike

      Sep 1, 2017

      Good luck!

      £30.00

    • Christian Ilunga-Matthiesen

      Christian Ilunga-Matthiesen

      Sep 1, 2017

      Go get 'em

      £20.00

    • Chris Perryman

      Chris Perryman

      Sep 1, 2017

      Goodluck hope you enjoy it. Looks insane!!!!

      £100.00

    • Armando Acosta

      Armando Acosta

      Aug 31, 2017

      Forget the miles, just remember the glory! All the best!

      £50.00

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