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

24th November 2016

ITRA certifies Heroes Ultra 2017: 6pts

Heroes Ultra 2017 certification by ITRA


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:
23rd November 2016

Registrations are now OPEN for Heroes Ultra 2017!



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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

27th September 2016

Heroes Ultra 2016 race report in Italy’s CORRERE

Italy’s best-selling running magazine, Correre, is featuring a report from this May’s inaugural Heroes Ultra in its September issue out now.

The race report from runner, Leonardo Soresi, tells the story of the 27 hero finishers in Greece’s most …

5th September 2016

Heroes Ultra 2016 feature in Runner’s World UK

The world’s largest running magazine, Runner’s World, hosts an extensive 8-page feature in its October issue out now across the UK.

Adventure journalist and author of 50 races to run before you die, Tobias Mews, speaks of his …

5th September 2016

Register your interest for Heroes Ultra 2017

In May 2017, the second edition of the awesomely gruelling Heroes Ultra footrace will be taking place in the awesomely beautiful island of Crete.

A new batch of heroes will be called upon to take on the 156km of …

1st September 2016

Italy’s premier trail running magazine reviews Heroes Ultra 2016

Spirito Trail, the Milan based trail running magazine, has published an extensive race report of the inaugural Heroes Ultra race in its August issue.

Editor-in-Chief Leonardo Soresi was with us last May for the first edition of the race across …

31st May 2016

Natural Born Monkey…Heroes Ultra Crete 2016

Sander Boom (Bib No.112) finished Heroes Ultra 2016 in a time of 29:31h. Below he shares his experiences from the race. For a source for this article and for more of Sander’s race reports check out: https://theroadtochamonix.com

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