We asked some seasoned HellRunners what advice they would give to victims that were taking on the hellish course for the first time.
Here is a selection of the best responses, which may (or may not) make your date with the devil a little bit easier!
Remember the first law of Hellrunner – what goes down must go up (usually almost immediately and very steeply)
Ideally grow some claws, but failing that Grippy grippy shoes and some upper body strength required.
Laugh and smile…even when you feel like crying, it gets you through .
Wear merino wool socks! They’ll still keep your feet warm when wet. (and even though I know this I still forget every time!!!!!)
Don’t under estimate it!! Hardest race I’ve ever done!!
Definitely train for it , don’t just turn up and hope for the best
Practice swimming. Train and be prepared for a little cramp. But enjoy it’s a blast.
Jump two footed into every puddle and splash as many people as you can. They love it
Take Charlottes advice at your peril!
Steven Napalm Parish
Practice your swim stroke
Lesley Nilsson Perry
You must have a huge sense of humour
Trail trainers. dry robe and train for it
Embrace the pain!
Only 8 Weeks to go so time to up the training a bit. We have added distance to the run and added a hill session to get you prepared for the “Hills of Hell”. The run following your hill session will test running on fatigued legs, which will come in very handy in October.
Don’t be afraid to chop and change the days if you need to and if you feel up to it swap a rest day for an easy run.
There are only 10 weeks to go till Hell up North, the UK’s toughest Half Marathon!
The team at HellRunner HQ have devised this Hellish plan to guide you down the “Road to Hell”
So without further ado, here is week 1!
Each week will chop, change and add, to ensure you improve week on week. This current plan for example, is for someone who is a beginner. If you feel this is too easy for you, by all means add mileage or add sets.