Helly Hansen Beauty and the Beast

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28/08/2012 at 15:19
Is anyone else doing this? I've entered and had a reccy at the grounds. There are some long hills there. Looks good and is local so I'm in. Lots of hill training for me from now on.
28/08/2012 at 16:22

Yep I'm planning on being there. Definitely need to do some more serious hill training in the next couple of weeks. At least there's an 8 hour time limit!!

28/08/2012 at 17:31

Thats one of the things that made me think twice, over a marathon thats a long time so maybe the hills are enough to make you crawl? Hopefully not. Good luck!

05/09/2012 at 17:29

I had a look round this park and although it is a very beautiful spot the hills are awesome! Can't wait, been hill training like crazy and have got some friends booked to come along and support too, weather depending.


05/09/2012 at 20:34

Hey, at last..someone else who is doing it. I was beginning to think I was the only entrant as no-one else had heard of it. So, give me the full info about the course..doing the Full but as the same course is used by everyone, I guess it will get ploughed up in rain (thinking about footwear!). When we are talking about hills...how significant are these?

Not looking for a particular time, just the experience. Just done Wolverhampton marathon, B and B is a training run for Chester and Snowdon marathon however I would like to know what to expect in terms of energy expenditure!!!

06/09/2012 at 11:50

There is very little info about the course so I may be wrong about this, but from the area that I've seen, if its the hill I've seen I think the beast is going to be very tough. Its steep and probably over half a mile in distance. Looks like it will be all on grass so I'm considering getting some grippy off road shoes, any tips for that? I don't think the beast will be the only hill though either given the area, but you must have to go downhill somewhere. Not sure about Chester but Snowdon sounds tough, I think the fact that this has 6 hills and an 8 hour time limit means it'll be tough too! I'm going slow. Best of luck!

14/09/2012 at 22:51

yep, that 8hr limit is aimed at me.... I shall be walking so fear not, you won't be last.


19/09/2012 at 09:50
Mmm it's that day ,, have I done enough training !!!
Looking forward to this first trail marathon
But what about the Beast. Seems to be not thing at all
About it
Found a little bit on their Facebook page
A 90 meter climb over 400-500 meter in distance
1.5 grad or 20% climb
So I guess we're talking power walk up the hill
Crawl hands and knees the 6 th time
Good luck everyone enjoy it
19/09/2012 at 10:12

Saw this yesterday and decided to enter. Looks like fun and will be a decent training run.

19/09/2012 at 10:24

WiB - Interested to hear what you're training for? This has fit in pretty nicely with my build up to the Thames Path 100 next year, although I've had to pull back on the distance and head for the hills for B&B.


19/09/2012 at 10:57

MB - I have Caesars Camp in 4 weeks and then a 100 in first week of Feb.

TP100 is a good race, I was at a couple of aid stations last year and Centurion put on awesome events!

19/09/2012 at 13:56

Cool! Did the Thames Trot 50 last year so the TP100 is a massive step up for me. Excited about the B&B though! Did Hell runner last year and if that course is anything to go by then this will not disappoint. Although I'm hoping not to have to go through the bog of doom again.


19/09/2012 at 14:07

I think it will a be quite different to Hell Runner. No specific training for it for me, just turning up to run it as a hard training run as it looks like fun.

20/09/2012 at 07:22
Just out to have fun and will be walking THAT hill from lap 1
23/09/2012 at 09:29

How did everyone get on? I think I under estimated the course a little before the start so re-evaluated my plans when I arrived! Set off nice and slow and it seemed to work ok for me. Running the beast on the last lap hurt a bit but had a slave driver telling me to do it!

23/09/2012 at 09:58
@WiB - I spoke to a friend yesterday who did this race and she underestimated it too... She didn't think the hill would be like that. Or the terrain do much of the forest trails. Although she is aching in places she's never ached before!
23/09/2012 at 11:12

I have done ok out of it ache wise. The only ache I have today is a very mild one in thr top/outside of my right thigh near the hip. Most likely due to a lot of camber mostly on one side.


23/09/2012 at 11:14
Funny enough I enjoyed ,
That was one hell of a hill but stuck to my guns walked it 5 time and ran it the 6
Going good till around lap 5 then the camber got me over in the open part
Just didn't enjoy that part
But will be back next year
Monkey brain did you have your tp 100 shirt on?
We were chatting for a while
Well done all.
Anyone got photos of the beast ??
23/09/2012 at 11:22

If you were in a TP100 shirt I did see you on one of the laps monkeybrain.

BB - I have no photos but they are apparently uploading some to the trailplus site soon.

23/09/2012 at 14:12
Does anyone know where the results are being posted? The website gives. Link but there's nothing attached
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