I've used to running marathons and Hellrunner is my first run off road and through the wet conditions that we've been told to expect.
Can anybody please give me some advice on what to wear? I was thinking of running tights rather than shorts and long sleeved top rather that short sleeved - is that wise when wet through or would I be better with less as the skin will dry off fairly quickly.
I don't have trail shoes but lots of old trainers and I've read you need to secure them tightly or risk losing them through the bog of doom. Does anybody know what mile that comes in at please?
Shorts (less is best on the legs IMO). Long sleeved top. Hat if it's cold. Gloves. Sense of humour.
I wear my usual trainers and wash them thoroughly in cold water afterwards. Although they are never quite the same again!
Ok thanks - I was just trying to protect my legs from any brambles/nettles etc but by the time I get there they will be well trampled. Gloves sound good thanks.
As little as possible given it will be caked in crap and soaking wet pretty quickly!
Skin is waterproof
The only time I felt cold was in the last mile after wading through, and falling headlong into the bog of doom. Almost wish I was doing it this year after the fun last year. Never laughed as much on an event!
I'd seriously forget about your time too!
There is a bog about half way round that is waist deep and has the consistency of porridge. You need a kindly hand from a fellor runner just to be get out again... this is not a PB course!
I wore a standard pair of Asics 2150 last year and simply binned them afterwards they were that bad!
Not much point in going for a time anyway cos its not a course you repeat very often ? I'd try and get a good start on the hill though - as then there will be less waiting round later in the race. If you;re at the back theres a fair bit of walking as the obstacles slow people down a bit.
I'd go for helly hansen long sleeve, shorts, and cycling mitts for grabbing hold of branches and stuff.
Dont wear decent road shoes as they'll be fit for nothing after. Trail shoes seem to shrug the mud off better though.
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