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Just signed up for this with a few work colleagues. Yikes!
Anyone done this? Am I crazy for entering.
Don't worry! Think of it as a hard trail race with a few hills & the odd swamp! Nothing to be scared of. Just train lots of hills!
I did last years race. It was bonkers fun.
Beware.Hellrunner is addictive.
I've done a half marathon before which was relatively flat. I'm expecting this to be much harder. Am I right?
Just throw in plenty of hill training & you'll be fine. And some off road races or training, trail or fell, so you get used to the ground being uneven.
I actually wasn't cold at all last year. I found the Bog of Doom surprisingly warm. Well, maybe not warm, but it wasn't that cold. All depends on the weather of course. It wasn't icy last year.
It's just a good laugh & the atmosphere on the start line is exciting.
Don't go off too fast, as most of the hard stuff is in the second half.
Ash, I've only just got used to the name Dinda......
You like Hills Michael, you should try Hellrunner!!!!
Thinking to do this as something new, so far only did road runs which starts to be a bit boring... I guess I won't be bored in this one ?
Me and hubby have just entered this as it sounds like a scream, my daughter starts sencondary school in Sept and I have visions of her being completely embarrassed when she tells her mates what her parents will be doing this weekend!!
Better get some training in?, we have loads of hill walking/climbing experience but no hill running!!! do all our runs on the flat or off road, not many hills where we live unfortunately
mikelfc www.coastersgb.co.uk wrote (see)
Haven't done this one before but I'm going to this year. Hello again Bright Bimbler!
Hey Mike, me too !! ... Maybe we should bring Barry along he should be finished by then.
Definitely bring him, can't have him getting lazy after he gets back to Blackpool. That would be really good if Coasters took Barry to runs they're doing around the country. We need a Book Barry thread I reckon!
i did it last year in regular running trainers - they were fine on the trails as the weather had been fairly dry, and the really muddy bits were tricky for everyone. Trail shoes wouldn't make any difference in the bog either - that's slippery whatever you're wearing!
main thing is to do the laces up tightly - i saw 2 people lose trainers in the mud - and if possible wear old trainers that can be binned afterwards - mine weren't fit for anything!