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Hercules Festival of Sport Northwood
May 27, 2018
Hercules Festival of Sport Northwood
Our Hercules Festival of Sport Northwood is set in the stunning grounds of Merchant Taylors’ School. With its rich, 450-year history, the grounds provide a spectacular backdrop to what is our most outstanding event yet. We would love you join us at this well-established and exceptional event on 27 May 2018.
Our routes will be set in the beautiful surrounds of this historic stately school and in the scenic roads adjoining the estate. Our open water swim events will take place in the picturesque private lake.
We are pleased to offer our full range of sporting events from the children’s fun run right up to a Half Iron distance triathlon; there really is something for the whole family at a Hercules Festival of Sport. So why not make a day of it? Sign up your family or friends in a team for one of our many events in the Festival and make it a day to remember.
All our adult events are chip timed**, professionally photographed and you will receive a finisher’s medal and a technical t-shirt for your participation.
We are hosting four open water Triathlon distances at the Festival of Sport Northwood:
• Novice – 400M/10K/2.5K
• Sprint – 750M/20K/5K
• Standard – 1500M/40K/10K
• Half Iron – 1.9K/100K/20K (8 hour maximum completion time)
Each wave will start with an ‘in water’ start in the large and sheltered Merchant Taylors private lake. The swim courses will be well marked and there will substantial water safety staff on hand and in the lake for safety and reassurance. After the swim, it’s just a short dash to the Transition Zone, which situated in a fully fenced and secure area adjacent to the lake. The bike leg will take you out on the picturesque Hertfordshire roads on interesting, fast and challenging routes. The run leg is predominately flat and is set within the confines of the stunning Merchant Taylor grounds. The finish, as always, is in our sports village where you will receive a hero’s welcome over the line.
Minimum Age: Novice and Sprint 15+, Standard 16+ and Half Iron 18+
There will be 3 run distances at the Hercules Festival of sport Northwood: 1.5K Fun Run, 5K and 10K.
We have created interesting routes through the picturesque private Merchant Taylors’ grounds. Please note the following age restrictions for our run events below:
• 1.5K -Everyone welcome
• 5K -11 years +
• 10K -11 years +
**1.5K Fun Run is not a chip timed event
We have an excellent out and back 100KM Cyclo Sportive on offer at the Hercules Festival of Sport Northwood:
• 100 Kilometres
Our route takes you out in to the outstanding Hertfordshire countryside, and into neighbouring counties. Our route will be well marshaled and a feed station will be available on route. We will also provide a free GPX file of the route along with your race day briefing.
The beauty of Sportives is that they are for everyone and every standard, so challenge yourself and ‘go long!’
Minimum Age: 16+
Open Water Swimming
There will be 2 open water swim races at the festival of Sport Northwood: 3K and 5K.
Our swim races will take place in the large and sheltered Merchant Taylors private lake. Our swim courses will be well marked and there will substantial water safety staff on hand and in the lake for safety and reassurance. There’s a distance for everyone, so challenge yourself and challenge your friends!
Minimum Age: 3K 15+, 5K 16+
Aquathlon Open Water
Back this season we have our two Aquathlon (Swim/Run) distances at our festivals:
• Sprint – 750M / 5K
• Standard – 1500M / 10K
Here at the Festival of Sport Northwood we have an open water lake swim followed by a predominately flat yet challenging run set within the handsome grounds of Merchant Taylors . Given this rural setting, the run will be a rare treat and there are lots of opportunities for spectators to cheer you on to the finish line and a warm welcome in our Sports Village.
Minimum Age: Sprint 15+, Standard 17+
Back by popular demand we have 3 Duathlon distances to offer this season: Novice, Sprint and Standard.
• Novice – 2.5k/10k/2.5k
• Sprint – 5K/20k/2.5K
• Standard – 10K/40K/5K
We have tailored our Duathlons to make sure that there really is a distance for every ability. Both of the Duathlon run legs will be contained within superb grounds of Merchant Taylors. The bike leg will take you out into the surrounding counties of Hertfordshire and Middlesex for a fast and enjoyable road race.
Road bikes are recommended for the Hercules Festival of Sport Northwood but by no means compulsory. We want everyone to have the chance to take part in a wonderful day of sport.
Minimum Age: Novice and Sprint 15+, Standard 17+
YOUR ENTRY FEE INCLUDES
Timing chips (Excluding children’s events)
Bespoke finishers medal
Access to Post race nutrition, massage and athlete area
Access to special offers from our supporting sponsors