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Hyrox: the gruelling cult workout that’s taken over London



The next Hyrox race in London place next month at Olympia. In 2023, 7,500 athletes took the floor with 6,200 spectators – the numbers have nearly doubled within a year, with 12,500 athletes and 12,500 spectators due to attend on May 4. For those who take part in the races or the annual World Championships (this year’s will be in Nice on October 12), there are many more who simply do Hyrox classes for the sheer joy of it. Though you may be forgiven, after reading the above, for wondering why on earth anyone would sign up for this. My dear friend Charles Carroll, 30, first went to a Hyrox class at his local gym this January after “the festive season had taken its toll”.

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