On a hot and sunny Saturday in mid-October, a bunch of brave souls from Egniol competed in what is known as the “UK’s toughest half marathon”, Hell Runner Up North. Set in Delamere Forest Park in Cheshire, the course wound its way around the park, over numerous obstacles, including the “Hills of Hell” and through the famous “Lucifer’s Lido” and the dreaded “Bog of Doom”.
Egniol’s team, “Mud, Sweat and Beers”, consisted of 7 staff members, ably assisted by Michelle Uren and Ste Barnard, took to the challenge with grit and gusto, starting out in the first wave of around 500 people.
First home for Egniol was Bryn Webb with a great time of 2 hours, 35 mins and 43 secs for the 13.2 mile course, next home was Trevor Dilworth in 3:14:17. Given the winning time was 2 hrs and 28 secs, that was a fine effort from both! all of the team that started, made it around the course successfully.
Egniol’s Russell Pearson was running to raise money for Chron’s and Colitis UK. If you would like to donate to this very good cause, please visit Russell’s Just Giving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/russhellrunner
Well done to the team for their stellar efforts on the event, the training was well worth it in the end! (The photo below is BEFORE the event, the “after” shots are somewhat more muddy!).