PHOENIX - HERCULES Labour Eight

Sunday, 11 February 2024 @ 08:30

On Sunday 11th February 2024 our epic Hercules run series will continue and we're inviting you to come and join us for the next event in the series - labour number eight - the Mares of Diomedes.

Our original HERCULES runs were a series of twelve running events or 'labours' for you to complete across a calendar year, but Covid interrupted things as we reached labour #6 back in 2020. Well, after a bit of a gap, we 're back in 2024 with labours 7 - 12 and there will also be some 'Hercules Returns' catch up runs for those who missed any of the first 1-6 events.

Each 'labour' is an awesome running event in its own right with its own awesome medal, so you can choose to complete one, two, three or perhaps all of them!

The seventh trial of Hercules is one of our timed events where you choose - from 5km to 10k, half to marathon to ultra, you can complete as many, or as few, laps as you like of a 5.3km, 3.28 mile, out and back, course along the beautiful river Thames. We welcome all abilities of runner - complete one lap and you're both a finisher and a winner in our eyes, or keep going and see how far you can get in the full 7 hour time limit and everyone gets the fabulous bespoke finishers' medal.

We also operate our uniquely flexible 'rock up and run' start times within a 1 hour start window, so no waiting around if you arrive early and no added pressure if you're running a bit late. If you have any special start time requirements then just get in touch because depending on the distance you are planning to run we can pretty much accommodate all start time requests.

Whilst Phoenix Running is very much about the bling and our medals are second to none, we're also acutely conscious that events can be expensive to enter and times are tough right now. We're now in our 9th year of fixed prices for our standard themed events, but to try and do our bit we're trailing a 'no medal' entry option at a flat £20. We cover our base costs, you get a run with all the usual Phoenix support, epic aid station, same day results published, athletes profiles, Phoenix World, digital BIBs, digital finishers certificates, etc, etc but without a medal we can keep the price low for this entry option.

Not sure? Well the beauty of this format is that you don't even need to decide in advance - simply come and run a lap and see how you feel on the day and keep on going if it feels right.

Places will be strictly limited so don't leave it too late to enter.

Minimum distance is 3.28 miles or as far as you can go in 7 hours. Off road trail, the terrain is riverside towpath. The overall course has no elevation gain / loss making this a flat and fast route.

The details ...

  • When

    Sunday, 11 February 2024 @ 08:30
  • What

    7hr timed event | Flat | Road / Pavement
  • Where

    Xcel SPORTS HUB Stadium, Waterside Drive,Walton on Thames,KT12 2JG
  • Max' Entrants

    150
  • Close

    10/02/2024
  • Min' Age

    11 yrs

Location

Organiser T&C's

All entries in accordance with Phoenix Running terms & conditions, available in full here.

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PHOENIX - HERCULES Labour Eight

  • Affiliated £37.95
  • Unattached £39.95
  • No medal (affiliated) £20.00
  • No medal (unattached) £22.00