In short: Great fun, but the shorter course is very disappointing! In full: My second time doing Hellrunner. Fantastic fun, great athmosphere and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Advertising as 10-12 miles, and with it being 11 last year left me and many many others disappointed with it only being 8.8 this year. And therefore couldn't describe this as Hell! Maybe there should be an option to do two laps as there are bound to be idiots like me that were ready for another go around, this would probably satisfy both the hardened runners and the fun runners!
Parking needs looking at next year too.... hardly a bright idea to park cars on a field that is so wet!
Anyway, really enjoyed the race and will probably be back next year.... it all depends on if the organisers pay attention to the feedback of the runners! Date of review: November 8, 2010
In short: Fantastic event, very well organised, great fun, amazing scenery, friendly....... My favourite race of the year! In full: Very well organised and my favourite race of the year! Great course, and liked the new start and finish which worked a lot better than previous years. Always a very friendly race and met lots of lovely people. Other race organisers should pay attention to the way things are done at Loch Ness! :)
The only slight improvement is that I would have liked the buses to arrive at the start a few minutes earlier! Date of review: October 5, 2010
In short: Well organised and a lovely route! In full: Lovely scenic route and extremely well organised! I will be entering again next year.
Like others have said its a shame that more don't enter this event! Many of my friends were put off by the word 'steeplechase' which is a real shame, maybe dropping that scary word from the event title would make it more inviting to others? Date of review: July 5, 2010
In short: Best event of the year!!! In full: Fantastic fun and a great atmosphere! First few miles were relatively easy trails, until the first bog where I was up to my waist in very smelly mud! Then the fun started and it got a lot harder.
Water stop was in the wrong place in my opinion and would have been better placed a couple of miles further on.
Cant wait until next year! :) Date of review: November 2, 2009
In short: Good race, but beginning the second lap of the marathon course while half marathon runners were finishing was a bit demoralising. Well organised and lots of water stations... nice T-shirt too :) Date of review: September 6, 2009
In short: Lovely views, and very friendly people! In full: I'm doing it again this year.... it must be good if I'm prepared to put myself through another 26 miles of pain :) Date of review: May 5, 2009
In short: Nice enough route but badly organised finish could have been better! In full: When I finished, there was a huge queue just for water. While waiting, a number of people including myself were beginning to suffer from cramp. Some simple changes to the layout and some planning could improve this! Date of review: May 5, 2009