How long was this years Hellrunner
Did anyone run Hell Down South this year with their Garmin?
It felt longer than last year so wondered what the actual distance was?
I was wondering that too Laura, I thought it was longer: it was definitely a harder course with the few changes they made!My time was also down on previous years, which I just put down to the new terrain, but would be interested to know if anyone measured it.At least the water wasn't as cold as in previous years (i.e. no ice on the bog of doom)
Just over 9 - forgot to stop my Garmin.....but was also 5 minutes slower due to course changes making many bits un-runnable...!
I was 6 mins slower - if i'd ran the same time I'd be in top 100 - the walk points were many as they are so narrow....think they went a little too far this time - and as for the barbed wire fence at the bottom of the hill!!FFS. Not impressed with the mass 'wrong way' at the start - seems we were supposed to do dunes first - that would have been a killer....
Garmin's don't tend to record distance on v steep hills as GPS thinks you are stationary...
Nope - my wife asked - thus why the usual photographer wasn't on the bridge....not sure how many did go the right way in the end.....I just went the way we always go....
That explains it about the stop start at the begining then. I emailed trail plus this morning and they confirmed the route was 10 miles althugh would be interected to know the ascent and descent figures ..
I have 9.26 on my garmin. Distance wise it felt about the same, maybe even a touch shorter than last year. I seemed to be at the bog of doom a lot sooner this year - and then more distance in the dunes - although the dunes for me we horrific so it took an age. I didn't have my garmin last year so can't be sure though.
I was 4 minutes slower this year but a fair way up the field compared to last year. I think that's testament to how tough it was. I really enjoyed the crazy steep stuff though. From a background of skiing and climbing, jumping down 45 degree slopes feels natural ... no barbed wire though.
I though the photographer at the start was just having a joke about the wrong direction.
same here - I was surprised to see such a low mileage on my garmin & had to conclude that it was either struggling to keep track through some of the wooded sections or/and it was the climbs & descents that it couldn't measure. This was my 3rd & I still have a love/hate thing when it comes to the cold deep water. Am glad to have got away towards the front & avoided most of the queing, it sounds like there were a few issues for some but I for one think it was really well put together & will very likely return for more punishment
Didn't realise we had gone the wrong way! Course was certainly different this year - more deep water and those hills!! Definitely more dunes too.
Garmin said 9.24miles this year.
Last year it reckoned 9.22 miles.
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