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Road to Hell (up North) – Week 7

Just 4 weeks to go! Now we are really pushing on!

Need motivation, just remember the “Hills of Hell” are waiting!


HellRunner Training Plan Week 7

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Road to Hell (up North) – Week 5

Halfway through the plan, well done!  Now it’s time to take it down a notch….. just kidding, this leg session is a hell of a workout.  The run is a little longer and we can build some speed endurance with a hard park run effort.

HellRunner Training Plan

Road to Hell (up North) – Week 4

Week four ramps it up again.  The strength training and hills should be starting to pay off by now.  Again feel free to mix it up or add to this plan depending on your objectives.


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Road to Hell (up North) – Week 3

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.


Road to Hell (up North) – Week 2

With 9 weeks to go until Hell up North it’s time to step it up a bit.  This is a beginners plan so feel free to add to it and most seasoned runners should be able to jump in at week 2 with no issues.

Road to Hell Week 2

Put the work in now and make going through Hell a little easier on October 15th!


10 Week Road to Hell (up North)!

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.

Good luck!

Marshals Required

We are seeking marshals for an upcoming event near Stafford.  Please see below for the details:


  • Saturday 14thMay at Shugborough Outdoor Education Centre on the Shugborough Estate near Stafford, ST17 0XA


  • 4-hour points scoring challenge event for teams of 4 including pub-quiz style questions, some outdoor adventure, inflatable challenges and team-build tests. Lots of fun and laughs all with a Road to Rio theme.


  • We need helpers to assist with the event and to be on site from 1000am -1530hrs. No experience necessary, just common sense.


  • We will pay a £50 fee plus provide complimentary breakfast and  Brazilian street food post event.


Interested? email for more details and to express your interest.

How to Reignite your Passion for Running

We all have times when we don’t feel up to it, struggle to get motivated, find it hard to make improvements or feel like we’ve hit a plateau with every run feeling like a chore.

What can you do to reignite your passion and enjoy your running again?

Try a new route

Running the same old routes can get a bit tired.  You know them like the back of your hand, you know how far you have gone and how far you have to go without even looking at your watch. Over time they provide very little inspiration.

Trying a new route can really make a difference, you’ll see new things, experience new terrain and find new challenges.

Adding a new route every few weeks will make it easy in the future to really mix up your running routine.

Add different workouts

If you are stuck in a rut of running the same pace for each run it can be hard to make improvements and running can become a little monotonous.

Adding speedwork such as intervals, fartlek (swedish for speed play) or hill training not only gives your running variety, it is also more challenging and can improve your speed and endurance.

Try something new (HellRunner events are a good start!) 

Need a change from the 5K, 10K and Marathon road runs.  Attempting something a bit different, like a mud run or obstacle course race (Brooks HellRunner maybe) gives something a bit different and a lot more fun.  It also gives a sense of achievement getting around the course without having to worry about minutes per mile and PB’s.