HELL UP NORTH
DELAMERE FOREST PARK
Saturday 2nd November 2013
Wave 1 – 10:00am
Wave 2 – 10:30am
The Brooks HellRunner is over multi-terrain and varying underfoot conditions. There will be everything from running tracks and trails to water-filled areas and plenty of steep hills. Expect to get very wet! It will be nature at its toughest. The course will be marked but do not expect to see mile or kilometre markers (that’s for those softy road running types). All you need to know is that the course will be probably more than 10 and less than 12 miles in length. Hey! With what we have in store, who’s counting?
IT IS NOT NECESSARY THAT YOU HAVE TO BE ABLE TO SWIM BUT PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT THE COURSE MAY WELL BE UNEVEN, SLIPPERY, STONY AND WET.
The Brooks HellRunner – We’re talking REAL TRAIL RUNNING!
Hell Up North takes place in Delamere Forest Park, Delamere, Cheshire, CW8 2JD
Event Car Parking
Special free parking has been secured on an old, hard-standing, quarry area opposite Delamere Station.
Upon arrival please follow the HellRunner Event Parking Signage and steward instructions.
Parking on any other part of Forestry Commission land will be subject to car parking charges.
The popularity of the Brooks HellRunner may lead to some delays upon arrival and departure. In thanking you for your patience and understanding, please ensure you leave plenty of time to allow for any delays in your journey.
ADVISORY NOTE: the distance between the event parking area and the actual event start / finish area is over 1km.
VIP Parking Ticket Holders
Upon arrival at the main entrance to Delamere Forest Visitor Centre (by Delamere Station) turn into the main driveway and follow the signs for VIP Parking.
It is absolutely essential that you have your VIP Parking ticket (included in your pack if purchased) on display as entry will only be allowed to those showing this. We regret that ANY vehicle that fails to display the ticket will be turned away.
How to claim your hot drink
If you have secured your hot drinks ticket (secured via purchasing the Platinum Package at the point of entry), please note that this is ONLY redeemable at the Little Big Kitchen Catering unit (not valid at Crazy Cow Coffee)
If you have purchased an additional t-shirt during your entry process, either on its own or as part of the platinum package then please note that these will be available for collection at the signed area of the white Registration marquee using your voucher. This will have been included in your pack. If you fail to collect your shirt or remedy any sizing issues on the day then you will incur a fee to get this changed after the event.
There will be a manned baggage area close to the Start / Finish. Please note that we cannot guarantee the safety of any item(s) left in this area.
There will be a small changing area inside the event marquee at the start/finish area. However, we recommend that all runners arrive at the event already changed and bring additional warm and dry items to put on for your return journey. We regret that there are NO SHOWER facilities on site at the venue.
Timing & Results
There will be a race clock at the start / finish line. Provisional results will appear at the results page by the evening following each event, but remember NO CHIP = NO TIME.
Timing chips must be attached to your shoe and NOT to any other part of your body.
Extensive race pictures will be available to view and purchase after the event. For more details, visit the results & photos page.
Medical support will be present on the course and at the finish. You should be relatively fit and have no known medical conditions. Please note – do not run with a cold or flu. This can be extremely dangerous.
Toilet facilities will be available (especially for those of a nervous disposition!) but we encourage all competitors to make use of any alternative toilet facilities en route to the event. May we ask all competitors to be respectful of the local environment, facilities and other competitors in all sanitary matters!
One drinks‘station will be at about the halfway point and another at the finish. However, please bring your own water to drink before and after the event start. All competitors will also receive a complimentary FOR GOODNESS SHAKES sports nutrition refuelling drink upon completion of HellRunner.
Goody Bag & Survivor’s Medal
An event goody bag and survivor’s medal will be handed out close to the finish funnel. This will include your special souvenir Brooks HellRunner tee shirt and some other goodies!
The first 3 men & first 3 women across the line in Wave 1 will be awarded prizes on the day at the venue. There will be NO age-group prizes as in previous years. Prize winners will be issued with their prize on the day and if they are not present will be notified by post within one week of the event.
The exact presentation time will be announced on the day itself.
Hot food and drinks will be available for purchase at the venue.
Additionally, the Vale Royal Abbey Arms is offering a 10% food / bar discount to all HellRunners. Offer valid from Friday evening (Nov 2nd) to Sunday evening (Nov 4th). To claim your discount please quote “Brooks HellRunner 2012”
The pub couldn’t be more conveniently placed, just a mile from Delamere station on the Chester Road.
Your Race Number and Race Timing Device
These will be posted out no earlier than two weeks before the race and sent to the address you provided at the time of entry.
IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE THAT WE HAVE YOUR CORRECT ADDRESS. IF REQUIRED, REPLACEMENT NUMBERS AND TIMING DEVICES WILL BE CHARGED AT £10.00 AND MADE AVAILABLE FOR COLLECTION ON THE MORNING OF THE RACE.
We regret that having entered Brooks HellRunner, we will not be able to provide any refund or credit transfer or credit either in full or in part whatever the circumstances of the entrants’ non-attendance.
Race Transfers & Refund Policy
Any entrant wishing to switch their entry to another HellRunner event shall be allowed to do so upon emailing such a request to firstname.lastname@example.org and, subsequently, upon payment of a £7.50 administration charge. Please note that such requests for transfers are NOT guaranteed and will be entirely at the discretion of the event organisers.
We will be happy to offer a refund minus an admin fee of £7.50 for anyone wishing to withdraw from Hell Up North until FRIDAY 20th SEPTEMBER 2013.
After FRIDAY 20th SEPTEMBER 2013 we regret that we will not be able to provide any refund or credit transfer or credit either in full or in part whatever the circumstances of the entrants’ non-attendance.
LITTLE DEVILS FUN RUN
Open to all ages, there will be a short Fun Run on the morning of the event commencing at approximately 0930am. Entries on the day will be accepted at a cost of £7.00. No timing chip will be issued for this but please ensure your allocated race number is worn. Fun Run numbers will not be mailed out but made available for collection from Race Registration on the morning of the run. The Fun Run will be approximately 1.5miles in length.
We’re Here to Help
For more information or assistance, please contact: email@example.com or call 03332 400616.
Finally, for the sake of your entry fee….and for the sake of what you are looking forward to, we strongly recommend that you DO NOT TAKE PART if you have got or have had any respiratory illness or any other recent medical condition (particularly those that may have caused dehydration). That’s a serious message and here’s another…….
HELL UP NORTH CHECK LIST – DON’T FORGET!
- When you receive your race number pin it to your race vest….IMMEDIATELY!
- Keep your race timing device safe and securely attach to your race-day shoes.
- A full change of warm and dry clothing.
- Money for tea / coffee / food / kit.
- To eat a healthy meal and to avoid alcohol the night before the event.
- To eat something light and drink plenty of water prior to the event.
- Some toilet paper.
- And finally, your sense of humour!
PROVISIONAL HELL UP NORTH RESULTS will be posted within 12 hours of each event