in8 has sponsored the Black Swim and supported the night time event - The black swim is an event running in the hours of darkness from sunset to sunrise on with 4/5 elite participants. The swim will start at Mapledurham Lock and will go through Reading and finishing in Henley. Each participant will be supported by a kayaker and will be without a wetsuit. The victor will be the one who has travelled the furthest along the course before sunrise / 4.30am.
in8 trialled a new GPS based tracking system which ran of the individuals phone being carried by either a supporting Kayaker or stand up paddleboarder. Each competitor was then tracked on a website for support, friends and family to enjoy the race remotely.