Article: Luton’s Festival of Sport – In the news

 

Luton South MP, Gavin Shuker, said: “I am right behind the Festival of Sport, it will be an exciting sporting event for Luton. I am looking forward to joining athletes and families across Luton and taking on sporting challenges together.”

Click here for the full article in today’s LUTON NEWS, HERALD AND POST

 

Announcing the Hercules Festival of Sport Series…

Hercules are delighted to announce that we have, new for 2015, a complete Festival of Sport Series lined up for you. You will be spoilt for choice this season as we have 4 fantastic venues spread over 3 counties with events running from May all the way through September. We are also offering huge discounts when you book the complete series so please take a look at our event pages for more information and we hope to see you at one of our events soon!







 

Hercules Duathon – Lewsey Sports Park Luton

30th March 2014

All 2014 events are now closed but please check back soon to hear the latest news regarding the 2015 season.

General

Hercules Off Road DuathlonTRIATHLON_ENG

Lewsey Sports Park is the perfect venue for an off road Novice Duathlon. Recently completely refurbished and upgraded at a cost of £1.5 million, Lewsey offers superb modern facilities alongside the ideal setting for an off road Duathlon.

Our brand new Duathlon will involve a run, bike, run:

  • 2km Run
  • 5km Cycle (Off road)
  • 1km Run

Please note that minimum age for this event is 16 years. This is an off-road event so you will need a mountain bike.

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Prices


Run 2K/ Cycle 5K/ Run 1K       £20 Non BTF Member £25 BTF Members

  • Active Luton Members get 30% off for this event

Routes

Race Day Info

Travel

Address:

Lewsey Sports Park,

Pastures Way,

Luton

LU4 0PF

How to find us:

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Results

Success all round at Aquathlon

764965129An 80 year old man joined Team GB athletes at Sunday’s Hercules Aquathlon at Inspire: Luton Sports Village.

Ken May, of Luton, raced against some of the best in the country and finished 18th in the 400m swim and 5km event.

Team GB’s Leigh Pilgrim and Kerry Large won the men’s and women’s races and Anna Fake won the shorter distance, of 200m and 3km. Read More

Hercules Aquathlon – Active Inspire Luton Sports Village

Sunday 14th April 2014

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General

TRIATHLON_ENGActive Inspire Luton Aquathlon
Pool based Aquathlon (50m pool)

Many of you will know the amazing Inspire sports venue from the highly popular ITV television series “Splash”, where celebrities learn to high dive with Olympian Tom Daley in the Inspire 50 meter pool. This extraordinary venue offers one of the UK’s few 50m pools, superb modern facilities, vast grass based run trails. Our pool based Aquathlon will involve a choice of two distances: • 400m Swim/5km Run OR • 200m Swim/3km Run

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Prices

Price of Hercules Aquathlon

Swim 200m/Run 3k £20 (£15 BTF)
Swim 400m/Run 5k £25 (£20 BTF)

  • 30% Discount for Active Luton members for this event!

Routes

Race Day Info


Aquathlon Race Day Briefing

Date of event:        Sunday 13th April 2014
Location:                Inspire Sports Village, Hitchin Road, Luton, LU2 8DD
Registration:         Sunday 13th April 2014 (Race Day) and 06:20 – 07:00
Briefing:                 07:15am

This is your race day briefing to bring you up to date on the event and what to expect on the day.

Summary and start times
This event will be conducted under BTF rules. Please familiarize yourself with the BTF Rules by following the link provided below:

BTF Rule Book 2013

Registration
Registration will take place in the site office at Inspire Luton past the café on the right hand side and will open from 06:20am to 07:00am on Sunday 11th May 2014.
At registration you will be issued with your race numbers, T-Shirt, swim cap and building pass to be able to access the changing rooms. You will also be issued with temporary tattoo race numbers to apply to your upper arms. We will provide help with race number application if needed.

BTF members and Active Luton members MUST bring their membership cards with them to registration. Non BTF members will be issued with their day license during registration. Please bring some form of ID with you for registration and ensure that you bring your own race belt if you want to use one although our race numbers are self- adhesive.

Parking
Parking is free at Inspire Luton.

Changing rooms and toilets
There are excellent male and female changing rooms available at the venue with ample hot showers. There are also ample toilet facilities. There are lockable lockers in the changing rooms for your valuables. You will need £2.50 for the lockers.

Start time and briefing
Race briefing will be at 7.15 am by the pool side. The race will start at 7.30am prompt.

Swim
The 400m (8 laps) swimmers will go first followed by the 200m (4 laps) swimmers.

Run
• The 5k run is two loops of a 2.5km course.
• The 3km run is one loop of a 3km course.
Please see link below for both 5km and 3km run routes. It is your responsibility to familiarise yourself with the route although it will be clearly signposted and marshalled. Please see link below for the run courses for both 5km and 3km courses:

http://www.herculesevents.com/aquathlon-run-course

Transition zone (TZ)
Transition zone will be opened at 6.30am. Standard BTF rules apply. No electronic music devices or phones are permitted to be used in the TZ. Breaches of these rules could lead to time penalties or disqualification. A BTF race official will be present in the TZ and at the poolside.

There will be a water station just outside transition zone which will also service the run leg.

Timing
This event will be a manually timed event. Please help the timing officials by calling out your number as you enter the TZ.  Competitors will start their swim leg in waves. Your splits and finish time will be calculated from your actual start time, not the gun time of the first wave.

Finish
At the finish you will receive your medal. Hot showers will be available in the changing rooms so that you can relax and get refreshed at the venue. There is a café with a seating area at reception which will be open to serve hot and cold food and drinks.

Conclusion
It is important to us that this is a highly enjoyable and safe event. Give yourself plenty of time to register and to look around the course. Be on time for the race briefing. Familiarise yourself with the route.

Look out for, and take care of, fellow competitors and they will look out for you.
Most importantly, we will be working flat out to ensure you have a great day, so enjoy yourself!

If you have any questions or special requirements, please email us as soon as possible so that we can try to help and support you. Good Luck!
We look forward hosting you and we hope you have a great race.
Location:
Inspire: Luton Sports Village
Hitchin Road
Luton
Bedfordshire
LU2 8DD
United Kingdom

Travel

Inspire_luton2

Address:

Inspire: Luton Sports Village
Hitchin Road
Luton
LU2 8DD

How to find us:

Visit activeluton.co.uk

Results

Hercules Aquathlon – Active Inspire Luton – 11th May 2014

General

All 2014 events are now closed but please check back soon to hear the latest news regarding the 2015 season.
TRIATHLON_ENGActive Inspire Luton Aquathlon
Pool based Aquathlon (50m pool)
Event date: 11th May 2014

Many of you will know the amazing Inspire sports venue from the highly popular ITV television series “Splash”, where celebrities learn to high dive with Olympian Tom Daley in the Inspire 50 meter pool. This extraordinary venue offers one of the UK’s few 50m pools, superb modern facilities, vast grass based run trails. Our pool based Aquathlon will involve a choice of two distances: • 400m Swim/5km Run OR • 200m Swim/3km Run

Enter


All 2014 events are now closed but please check back soon to hear the latest news regarding the 2015 season.

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Enter Now Click Here

Prices

Price of Hercules Aquathlon

Swim 200m/Run 3k £20 (£15 BTF)
Swim 400m/Run 5k £25 (£20 BTF)

  • 30% Discount for Active Luton members for this event!

Routes

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Race Day Info


Aquathlon Race Day Briefing

Date of event:        Sunday 11th May 2014
Location:                Inspire Sports Village, Hitchin Road, Luton, LU2 8DD
Registration:         Sunday 13th April 2014 (Race Day) and 06:20 – 07:00
Briefing:                 07:15am

This is your race day briefing to bring you up to date on the event and what to expect on the day.

Summary and start times
This event will be conducted under BTF rules. Please familiarize yourself with the BTF Rules by following the link provided below:

BTF Rule Book 2013

Registration
Registration will take place in the site office at Inspire Luton past the café on the right hand side and will open from 06:20am to 07:00am on Sunday 11th May 2014.
At registration you will be issued with your race numbers, T-Shirt, swim cap and building pass to be able to access the changing rooms. You will also be issued with temporary tattoo race numbers to apply to your upper arms. We will provide help with race number application if needed.

BTF members and Active Luton members MUST bring their membership cards with them to registration. Non BTF members will be issued with their day license during registration. Please bring some form of ID with you for registration and ensure that you bring your own race belt if you want to use one although our race numbers are self- adhesive.

Parking
Parking is free at Inspire Luton.

Changing rooms and toilets
There are excellent male and female changing rooms available at the venue with ample hot showers. There are also ample toilet facilities. There are lockable lockers in the changing rooms for your valuables. You will need £2.50 for the lockers.

Start time and briefing
Race briefing will be at 7.15 am by the pool side. The race will start at 7.30am prompt.

Swim
The 400m (8 laps) swimmers will go first followed by the 200m (4 laps) swimmers.

Run
• The 5k run is two loops of a 2.5km course.
• The 3km run is one loop of a 3km course.
Please see link below for both 5km and 3km run routes. It is your responsibility to familiarise yourself with the route although it will be clearly signposted and marshalled. Please see link below for the run courses for both 5km and 3km courses:

http://www.herculesevents.com/aquathlon-run-course

Transition zone (TZ)
Transition zone will be opened at 6.30am. Standard BTF rules apply. No electronic music devices or phones are permitted to be used in the TZ. Breaches of these rules could lead to time penalties or disqualification. A BTF race official will be present in the TZ and at the poolside.

There will be a water station just outside transition zone which will also service the run leg.

Timing
This event will be a manually timed event. Please help the timing officials by calling out your number as you enter the TZ.  Competitors will start their swim leg in waves. Your splits and finish time will be calculated from your actual start time, not the gun time of the first wave.

Finish
At the finish you will receive your medal. Hot showers will be available in the changing rooms so that you can relax and get refreshed at the venue. There is a café with a seating area at reception which will be open to serve hot and cold food and drinks.

Conclusion
It is important to us that this is a highly enjoyable and safe event. Give yourself plenty of time to register and to look around the course. Be on time for the race briefing. Familiarise yourself with the route.

Look out for, and take care of, fellow competitors and they will look out for you.
Most importantly, we will be working flat out to ensure you have a great day, so enjoy yourself!

If you have any questions or special requirements, please email us as soon as possible so that we can try to help and support you. Good Luck!
We look forward hosting you and we hope you have a great race.
Location:
Inspire: Luton Sports Village
Hitchin Road
Luton
Bedfordshire
LU2 8DD
United Kingdom

Results

Travel

Inspire_luton2

Address:

Inspire: Luton Sports Village
Hitchin Road
Luton
LU2 8DD

How to find us:

Visit activeluton.co.uk