Hercules Festival of Sport St Albans
Sunday 22nd September 2019
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What our athletes think...
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!!
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.
Well organised, friendly staff, good practical tips.
Clear explanations were given before we started and lots of much needed cheering and encouragement as we finished-thank you!!
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.
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.
The triathlon training day was great, good balance of information without overload, especially for novices!
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.
Well organised at registration. Really friendly people. Clear instructions. Great venue!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.