27th April 2016

A meal by the sea

We are delighted to offer all our finishers a fantastic meal by the sea at our finish area in Peristeres Beach courtesy of Manolis’ Beach Kiosk and the Cultural Association of Rodakino “Kourkoulos”.

With the help of the good …

15th April 2016

1st Paratrooper Battalion to man Mt Kryoneritis aid station

Few things could put a bigger smile on our face at this late stage of HUC 2016 preparations than the news that legendary special forces unit 1st Paratrooper Battalion have accepted our invitation to man our last aid station at …

2nd April 2016

HUC 2016 participants list

Registrations have now closed for the inaugural Heroes Ultra. We thank everyone who has expressed interest and look forward to accommodating more of you in future editions of the race.

The following 32 participants from 12 countries have been confirmed …

31st March 2016

The Kreipe abduction chronicle

We are offering young and old a great opportunity to revisit the timeline of the legendary 1944 Kreipe abduction.

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[Map of the Kreipe abduction – © The Estate of William Stanley Moss]

Starting in April we will be releasing …

25th March 2016

Participant profile: Alexandra Tsoukaneli

Alexandra Tsoukaneli attracted much publicity last year from both specialist and broad media in Greece by becoming the first woman ever to finish the tortuous Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc 2015.

The 33-year-old physiotherapist from Ioannina in Epirus, who lives, …

23rd March 2016

Tobias Mews to run HUC 2016 for Runner’s World UK

Acclaimed adventure journalist Tobias Mews has confirmed he will be running Heroes Ultra 2016 and reporting on his experience for Runner’s World UK in an extensive feature to be published following the event.

Tobias joins fellow journalists Timos Daskalopoulos from …

17th March 2016

Follow Heroes Ultra 2016 LIVE

We are happy to announce that we will be employing the services of race-tracking solutions leader Race Drone to provide real-time views of the race throughout the weekend of 21-22 May. 

All HUC 2016 athletes will be issued with Race

29th February 2016

Wartime Crete comes alive

If you are intrigued by the events of the Kreipe kidnapping and would like to learn more about the Battle of Crete, the occupation and resistance, and the role of SOE on the island there is no better way than …

28th February 2016

Kreipe abduction: the comic book version

Tom Sawford of patrickleighfermor.org has been able to obtain a rare copy of a 1973 issue of Victor comics which included a 2-page illustration of the Kreipe abduction. Check out this fascinating version of the legendary operation in a masterclass …

13th February 2016

MAF Training Series: 4. HR Variability & Overtraining

The monitoring of heart rate variability (HRV)  has gained in popularity amongst endurance athletes as a useful gauge of health and fitness during training.

In this fourth session with race training partner Dr Phil Maffetone we ask: what is HRV …

3rd February 2016

Participant profile: Olivier Verhaege

We have always maintained there is no shame providing a stepping stone for athletes to greater things. Some of the runners in our inaugural Heroes Ultra will be participating, at least in part, for the 6 points the race offers …

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