The Challenge

What is the challenge?
The Norfolk Superhero is a team event consisting of either male, female or mixed pairs. 
Teams of two must complete the whole course together in order to qualify for one or more of the trophies.

Swim Leg

1 Mile

Start from Gun Hill to the quay at

Burnham Overy Staithe with the incoming tide.

Scroll to view the swim route map

The Greshams
Kayak Leg

4 Miles

Course your way through the

creeks of Burnham Overy Staithe.

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The Barratt & Cooke

Cycle Leg

45 Miles

Follow a circular route on North Norfolk's most scenic roads..

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The Holkham

Run Leg

8 Miles

Run across tracks, sand, mud

and marsh to the finish! 

Scroll to view the run route map

Who is doing it?

This event is for TEAMS OF TWO people only.


We invite back everyone who took part the previous year. Once we have an idea of numbers we are able to invite people off our waiting list. We always wish we could accommodate everyone, but we are very limited on numbers due to physical space and the tide. 

To join our waiting list, please email
When is it?

The next challenge will take place on Saturday 18th June 2022.

Approximate start time is 9.15am. More information to follow.

What is the schedule?



Safety Briefing

This is compulsory for all participants and volunteers


St Pierre Pasta Party

A chance to feed your bodies with energy before the challenge the next day!



HQ Open

Pick up your timing chips from the HQ Marquee

9.15-9.30am approx

Board boats / Walk out

All competitors to board boats or walk out (tide dependant).

10.30am approx

Start Race

Start race from Gun Hill (tide and weather dependant).


RQ Capital Hero Worshippers Supper

Please make sure you have booked any tickets for friends and family (you have one in your race pack as part of your entry).



Presentation of all competitor awards.


The Hoste After Party Music & Dancing

Relax and celebrate an eventful day with dancing and music.


The Lady Hamilton Cup

Fastest female team

The Lord Nelson Cup

Fastest male team 

The Dame Edna Trophy

Fastest mixed team

Zimmer Winner

First team home with a combined age of over 100 years

The Rosie Award

First all female team home with a combined age of over 100 years

The Local Heroes Award

First team home where both members live full time in Norfolk

The Wensum

First team home consisting of two generations of the same family 

Spirit of Superhero Award

Decided by committee

(the most contested prize!)