Hercules have a fantastic season of run events ahead for your. Take your pick for our 5 km races or 10 km races; but don’t stop there, bring the kids and enter them in one of our fun runs.

All our run events are safe, well marshalled and traffic free so pick a race or a season of races from our Festivals of Sport below:

Northwood

Northwood

Sunday 28th May 2017

St. Albans

St. Albans

Sunday 17th September 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preparing for your triathlon…3 weeks to go!

“Unless you test yourself, you stagnate. Unless you try to go way beyond what you’ve been able to do before, you won’t develop and grow. When you go for it 100 percent, when you don’t have that fear of ‘what if I fail,’ that’s when you learn. That’s when you’re really living.” Mark Allen   […]

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Understanding leg cramps – Part 1.

  Leg cramps causes and solutions. Part 1. Hello Hercules subscribers and welcome to some more wisdom from The Flying Physios. Today’s article focusses on Leg cramps, something we as runners, riders and active individuals suffer from at some point in our sporting endeavours. It’s also something we at TFP tend to see a lot […]

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What is a tyre made of?

    There are three basic parts to a bicycle tyre, the carcass, the bead core and the rubber tyre tread.  Furthermore, almost all Schwalbe and Continental tyres have a puncture protection belt.                 The carcass is a rubberised textile fabric, which is laid around the bead cores. […]

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What to stretch, when to stretch and how to stretch – Part 1.

  This article is designed to address the confusion surrounding the benefits of stretching and if it should be a part of your training regime. Just the other day having spoken to a new patient, their response to our question of ‘do you stretch regularly?’ was to reply with ‘do I need to?’- so that […]

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Understanding ITB Sydrome

    Hi everyone- its Flying Physios time again. The last fortnight has seen a few folks through our doors with a very common running condition know as ITB syndrome. But what does it mean to have a syndrome such as this? For starters it sounds a lot worse than it is, so If you […]

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Let’s talk ‘wheels’

Wheels Let’s talk ‘wheels’! At some point we have all experienced a problem with our wheels, and it can appear to be a minefield on how to tackle the problem especially when stranded at a most inconvenient time! Our quick guide below will take you through step by step on how to remove a wheel […]

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The M Check

Check your bike using the ‘M’ check Before setting off on any cycle ride whether it’s a quick blast off road, a lengthy road ride or a leisurely day out its essential to make sure your bike is safe to ride before you set off. Our simple guide will give you some quick and easy check […]

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Getting to know your bike: Name that part!

  Over the next few weeks we will take you through the importance of getting to know your bike, how it works and finding out all the technical and non-technical names of parts of your bike – some you may have never even known about! Getting to know your bike and its parts will enable […]

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Overcomming Cycling Aches and Pains

  Its race season and  you have begun to log up the miles on your bike. One thing you can guarantee is that new and old aches and pains are going to show themselves. What is often misunderstood is what is happening and why is it? Usual suspects include poor riding positions, a weak core, […]

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How to dress for cold weather cycling

  Let’s admit it not everyone likes to get on their bike in the very cold weather – even the hardiest of cyclists! The important thing to remember is to be prepared and dress appropriately for the weather conditions whether you are training for a forthcoming event or riding for fun. It’s always good to stay warm […]

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