• 2018 Events

    WELCOME TO HERCULES EVENTS!

    We will have two exciting events in 2018 plus our full season of open water swimming sessions. The Hercules Festival of Sport Northwood & St. Albans will see a return with even more interest for the fourth year in a row for both venues.

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    OPEN WATER SWIM SESSIONS

    After an extremely successful 2017 season our Open Water Swim Sessions will be returning in 2018. We will host three weekly sessions at are home at the Old Merchant Taylors’ Clubhouse from 21st April to 9th September.

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  • Make a Difference

    HERCULES CHARITY FUND RAISING

    Due to the challenging nature of our events they are the perfect setting to raise lots of money for your chosen charity. Competitors in our 2017 events raised a staggering amount for charities all across the UK

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  • Family Friendly Events

    Kids Races

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  • Free Social Runs for Women

    Venus Runs

    Fall in love with running by turning it into a social event. We take the pressure off, you don’t have to be an experienced runner, you just have to be willing to put on your trainers and turn up.

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News, Results and more

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Hercules Festival of Sport Northwood

Sunday 27th May 2018

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Hercules Festival of Sport St. Albans

Sunday 23rd September 2018

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Testimonials

What our athletes think...

Baba Sodeke

Baba Sodeke

The friendliness of staff, facilities, and family atmosphere created by Hercules made it by far the best option for open water swimming in the area. Looking forward to next year!!

Chris Leigh

Chris Leigh

Just over 3 years after first dipping my toe in the water thanks to the support of Hercules and the events team I am 3 stone lighter, can get in my wetsuit and have ticked the box to complete an Ironman and have the tattoo to prove it.

Ian Williams

Ian Williams

Well organised, friendly staff, good practical tips.

Anne Coleman

Anne Coleman

Clear explanations were given before we started and lots of much needed cheering and encouragement as we finished-thank you!!

Leigh Pilgrim

Leigh Pilgrim

The swim at Inspire Luton was incredible, to swim in a 50m pool for an event like this is amazing, one of the reasons I chose to compete.

Mike Russell

Mike Russell

It was really good to be able to take part in open water swimming at such a local venue. The team were fantastic and the water quality was good.

Anna Wilson

Anna Wilson

The triathlon training day was great, good balance of information without overload, especially for novices!

Sue Adam

Sue Adam

Well organised and even though I was one of the slowest nobody made you feel like you shouldn't be competing, the staff were supportive of everyone taking part.

Anna Fake

Anna Fake

Well organised at registration. Really friendly people. Clear instructions. Great venue!

Melanie Reis

Melanie Reis

A very friendly atmosphere. Super helpful Hercules people. Having someone placing the medal around the athletes neck, rather than handing them out. Makes one feel well special!

Sue Evans

Sue Evans

Thank you Laura and well done to all the organisers. A great event. Keep me posted on all your future events as I would love to take part. I have just seen the results. I came first in my age group so I am over the moon.

Mark Potter

Mark Potter

I would just like to say many thanks to you and the rest of the team for organising a brilliant day on the 25th May. It was my first triathlon and won’t be my last. It was a very well run day and myself and my nephew and cousins really enjoyed the day and as you said the weather behaved.

Anne Coleman

Anne Coleman

Everyone involved in organising the event was extremely encouraging and friendly, which made a huge difference as this was my first attempt at this type of thing and I didn't have any idea what to expect.

John Hill

John Hill

Just a quick message to thank you for arranging the Saturday swims at Stanbourough this season. Having a local venue has helped me enormously to improve, and enjoy it too. I hope to see Gifty and the crew again next season, its been a real pleasure, thanks to you all.

Gavin Lovell

Gavin Lovell

A big thanks for all your efforts organising and running the 'open water swimming' sessions in such a professional and friendly manner. As a local resident it has been a fantastic opportunity to use the lake, I hope to see you again next season.

Lewis Grey

Lewis Grey

I found the team reliable and you could ask them for help to improve yourself and they gave you tips on almost anything you asked.

OPEN WATER SWIM SESSIONS

at the Old Merchant Taylors’ Clubhouse

VENUS RUNS

FREE SOCIAL RUNS FOR WOMEN