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HellRunner Marshals

Marshals Required

Can you lend a hand for some muddy high 5’s? We are looking for Marshals for Hell Up North at Delamere Forest in Cheshire.

There are a range of roles that will need to be undertaken by our team of marshals.  There will many roles out on the course so please come prepared in terms of clothing and refreshments. Also please understand that we do ask you to be flexible and responsive but most of all be enthusiastic in encouraging all the runners throughout the day.

In addition we also need a team of “Satans Sweepers” to follow the runners and collect signage and course markings.  You will be required to complete the course, but you can go around the main obstacles!


These are numerous and very worthwhile. First and foremost you’ll receive one of the limited edition new HellRunner hoodies. You’ll also be given a HellRunner technical tee shirt, finisher’s goody bag and event medal.  There will also be an additional item of sportswear provided too J.

Wow! In all this package is worth over £70 and is our way of thanking you for your time and effort.

You will, however, need to bring your own lunch/refreshments… BUT each of you will be given a free drinks voucher redeemable from the mobile unit on site at the event.

If you are interested, please email to register your interest and receive further details.

PARAS’10 at HellRunner

We are delighted to announce “Support our Paras” as the official charity for Hell Down South

SUPPORT OUR PARAS is a charity which supports The Parachute Regiment through the welfare of serving soldiers and families and those affected by recent operations, and through the maintenance of its regimental efficiency, ethos, spirit and heritage.

SUPPORT OUR PARAS provides welfare assistance to serving soldiers and families to complement or fill the gaps in State provision, as well as supporting vital aspects of the Regiment’s daily life and history. This support includes:

  • Mobility equipment and disability conversion of vehicles and homes
  • Funding remedial courses to assist those recovering from wounds
  • Beds and home furnishings for families in distress
  • Funding vocational courses to assist soldiers in transitioning into civilian life
  • Funding sports equipment for the wounded and for Regimental teams
  • Funding Adventurous Training expeditions for serving troops
  • Assistance with travel and other costs in compassionate/distress cases
  • Preserving and making the Regiment’s heritage accessible to all
  • Memorials to those who have served


The Event

The PARAS’10 is a 10-mile endurance race based on The Parachute Regiment’s 10-miler from selection training. During test week, recruits are assessed across 8 separate events. The 10-mile march is the first event and is conducted over undulating terrain with each man ‘tabbing’ carrying a bergen weighing 35lbs plus water and a weapon. The march must be completed in 1 hour 50 minutes and it is this event that forms the basis of the PARAS’10.

This year the PARAS’10 will be titled The PARAS’10 at HellRunner, and will take place alongside HellRunner at Longmoor Camp on November 18th 2017.  Any HellRunner’s looking to take on the PARAS’10, please note it is the same course on the same day and the rewards including Medal and T-shirt would be PARAS’10 and not HellRunner branded.

There are 2 entry options:

09:45 PARAS’10 TAB

The TAB runners will wear boots and carry a 35lb pack.  TAB stands for Tactical Advance to Battle. The origins are in airborne troops landing on a drop-zone which could be miles from the enemy or even behind enemy lines. Without support vehicles, Paras must carry all their equipment, rations and weapons.

9:50 PARAS’10 without TAB

The entry price for both events is £39.00

Medal Competition

The last couple of HellRunner medals have featured a quote, last years from the late great Muhammad Ali and before that, “Tough times don’t last, tough people do.”

This year we need your help! Can you think of a quote that sums HellRunner up?

Comment on our Facebook,  Instagram or Twitter posts and the best one will not only feature on this year’s medal, but we’ll also give you a free entry to next years event and a HellRunner hoodie!

If more than one person comes up with the quote we use, we will draw a name at random from the people who came up with the quote.

Good luck!

Bog of Doom

6 Reasons to attempt a HellRunner

You might think a HellRunner looks like a day spent going through hell, and you would be right, BUT they are also a lot of fun! HellRunner’s come back for more year after year, why you ask….

1. Variety

 It’s not all Bog’s and pits! HellRunner is a combination of great trails, tough hills and water features.  It never becomes tedious, there’s always something around the corner.  Our course director is always looking for new fiendishly challenging routes, so no two HellRunners will ever be the same!

2. You don’t need to worry about PB’s….

 Getting to the finish is an achievement in itself and because we are always changing the course you will never have a PB to beat, also Hell down South can be anywhere between 9.5 and 12 miles and we’ll never reveal which! Hell up North is a half marathon, but you may be better advised setting a PB on a road run!

3. There no “I” in team

Due to the fact that not many people come for a PB, teams and friends tend to stick together! It’s double fun as you get to help each other out, or even better take joy when your team members head face first into the “Bog of Doom”, who would want to miss that?!  Team entry price is also heavenly, more people, bigger discounts.

4. The photos are epic!

We have all had terrible finish line pictures when we say to ourselves “Do I really look like that when I run?” Well, our course photographers set up at the “Bog of Doom” and “Lucifers Lido” and take awesome pictures of you covered head to toe in mud and forcing a smile as you wade through a freezing bog! Great for sharing!

5. Great goodies

We get great feedback on our medal and T-shirt and our goody bag is the stuff of legend.  A banana and a few leaflets?! Not us… some actually goodies like Clif Bar and tasty Kabuto Noodles

6. A New distance, means something for everyone

Some people already know how much fun a HellRunner would be, but the distance can be a bit intimidating.  For that reason, we have launched Valhalla.  Same day, same bog but a new devilishly distance at 6.66km, perfect for Parkrunners!


Valhalla – Halfway to Hell

If taking on the full might of the devil’s wrath in HellRunner is a bit too far, a bit too mucky and a bit too much to consider, we’ve got the perfect solution. Valhalla. We’ll take you half way to hell (well, not really)

At approximately 6.66km in length, you might think you’ve got the devil’s number. But we’ll still give you a little taste of Hell all right. Off road and off-piste you’ll go but not without the iconic experience and memorable finish to your journey offered up by the legendary Bog of Doom.

A rewarding experience in every way as you’ll be greeted at the finish line with a special Valhalla tee shirt and medal, along with our de- luxe goody bag, regarded by many as the best in the business. They say a little bit of what you fancy does you no harm. Hell, yes!

Introduction to Hell – Week 5

Here is week 5 of the training plan, we’ve been heavenly and given you Christmas day off. Enjoy a day of advanced carb loading! Merry Christmas from all at HellRunner and we’ll see you in January for your day in Hell!


Introduction to Hell – Week 4

This week we introduce HILLS! Lucky you.  The long run has also increased which should help with your endurance.  As always enjoy!


Introduction to Hell – Week 3

Just 5 weeks to go until Hell Down South.  Here is week 3 of the training plan, with the Christmas season now well underway we think there is a good chance you will be fueling up plenty!

This week the long run is an hour and your running endurance should be improving week on week.



Introduction to Hell – Week 2

This week you have to run more basically, enjoy it whilst you can as intervals and hills are on the way soon!


Introduction to Hell – Week One

This is Week 1 of the 8 week “Introduction to Hell” training plan.  The plan is aimed at first time HellRunners, who have maybe completed a 5k or 10k run previously.  Feel free to add your own workouts and make it your own, especially if you have done a HellRunner before and know which parts really felt like purgatory!

We will be adding intervals, hill training and long endurance work in the coming weeks….

Enjoy (if that’s the right word!)