“Along my ongoing journey from triathlon newbio endurance junkie, Olivier is the crucial compass which gives me the assurance I’m training at the right intensity and volume to reach safely my goals.”

“The input, support and experience from Olivier made a big difference and gave me a lot of motivation to keep pushing myself beyond the line!”

“Olivier’s programs are “home-made” so they are not only tailored to my strengths and weaknesses but they are also refined over time integrating my feedbacks and Olivier’s observations.”

“I contacted Olivier to get advice and I got back much more than expected, the professional help, support, guidance and motivation that I got from him has been phenomenal!” 

“I highly recommend Olivier’s coaching program if you have a goal you are wanting to achieve. Thanks Olivier and may the relationship, coaching and results continue !”

“All in all, the three people on my group who NEVER had hiked before ALL said they will now start walking in nature with their families as it gave them such a great feeling.”

What Is Swimrun

SwimRun is a new sport originated in Sweden 15 years ago. It is a non-stop run-swim-run-swim-etc event, usually from island to island, with no transition area to change gear. That means that swimrunners need to swim with their shoes and run with wet shoes on rough terrain. The training is a mix of pool and open water swimming, a lot of trail running, and a few longer sessions, usually during the weekend, alternating both sports in the wilderness.

At a time of need to reconnection to nature, as well as a certain disenchantment from part of the endurance community towards racing against the watch all the time, SwimRun is bound to grow exponentially.

Beyond The Line has positioned itself strongly on the SwimRun:
– sponsor of the only SwimRun races in Hong Kong (organised by Terramar),
– provider of SwimRun training plans,
– distributor of the only SwimRun gear available gear in Hong Kong, Colting Wetsuits gear.

In Hong Kong, the ‘Who is Who’ of SwimRun is, at this stage, easy to summarise:

  • In late 2015, BEYOND THE LINE’s founder Olivier Baillet created with his friend Olivier Courret the SWIMRUNASIA Facebook page. They soon co-organiaed the first ‘SwimRun for dummies’ training events:​
    • https://www.facebook.com/Swimrunasia/
  • Inspired by this, TERRAMAR launched a SwimRun series of 4 races that started in late 2017 and finished mid 2018. Now in its second season, TERRAMAR has deepened his partnership with BEYOND THE LINE who was already providing advice and organised the first race-specific training session in the first season.
    • https://www.facebook.com/terramarhk/?fb_dtsg_ag=AdwQKT6twwg6hx8v5fRhoJTSULi9XNcQ-GugjpgqVIgbYA%3AAdw9QeiPUGwbrFYun7lD0agbO3R6e-Y-QPcsyaSBsddHYw
  • This year, COLTING WETSUITS has come on board with both BEYOND THE LINE and TERRAMAR to provide gear and prizes.

​This cross partnership brings two benefits to swimrun athletes: 

BEYOND THE LINE now provides training plans specifically designed for TERRAMAR swimrun races. Founder Olivier Baillet has been racing international swimrun races for 2 years and is also well known in Hong Kong for his open water skills (he swam 15-17k a day for 5 days, being the first one to ever swim the full loop around Lantau island) as well as his triathlon results (4-times Ironman Triathlon finisher), on top of being a successful well-respected coach.

If you would like a Swim Run Training Plan from Olivier Baillet click on the button.


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