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25th November 2016

A chat with HUC 2016 winner John Melbourne

Briton John Melbourne of Tadworth AC entered HUC 2016 in search of a challenge, inspired by the story of the Kreipe abduction. Being asked before the race about his finish time, he predicted an 18-hour finish and pushed politely for a return shuttle to be at the finish area at that time. Even if that estimate […]

24th November 2016

ITRA certifies Heroes Ultra 2017: 6pts

  The course evaluation for Heroes Ultra 2017 from ITRA has come through and the course has been re-certified as: Distance: 156.9 km Cum. elevation: 5,620 m ITRA points: 6 (maximum awarded for single-stage race) Mountain level: 4 Finisher points: 460 The certificate has been submitted to UTMB and we expect to hear back from them soon […]

23rd November 2016

Registrations are now OPEN for Heroes Ultra 2017!

THE SECOND EDITION OF GREECE’S TOUGHEST MIXED-TERRAIN ULTRA IS NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATIONS! Heroes Ultra 2017 promises to build on a fantastic inaugural edition with more rock, dirt, sweat and those remarkable moonlit dashes in and out of Crete’s most hospitable mountain villages. We are particularly delighted that in 2017 participants tracing the historic escape route of the […]

9th November 2016

Qualification criteria for Heroes Ultra 2017

With the opening of registrations for the second edition of Heroes Ultra just around the corner, we wanted to share once more the race qualification criteria with all athletes interested in participating in the 2017 event. Nothing much has changed from the first edition of the race. Applicants will still need a finish in a […]

12th October 2016

Heroes Ultra 2016: Press summary

It has been a fantastic inaugural edition for Heroes Ultra and a great few months since with plenty of stories from HUC2016 runners hitting the press. “Tough” seems to be the main theme in most race reports from the 2016 event, with at least one of the athlete/journalists writing for Runner’s World, Tobias Mews, making it […]

10th October 2016

HUC2016 winner reports for ULTRA Magazine

A winner’s perspective on Heroes Ultra 2016 is hosted in the current issue of UK’s premier ultrarunning magazine, ULTRA. John Melbourne, who won the inaugural edition of the race in a stunning 21h 31m, speaks of the agony and ecstasy of leading the race for most of its duration and being the only runner to […]

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