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!)
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!