Banchory Beast Race

24 September 2019

The Beast has been tamed for another year…

The sun shone as race goers arrived and prepared to set off on the beastliest course to date. More than 2000 runners took part, including nearly 100 from various companies at Prime Four, in this years event at the stunning location of Knockburn Loch, Banchory. 

With new obstacles – the Launch Pad, Beast Dip, Monkey Magic, Dash or Splash and Slippery Slope – awaiting this years participants, runners had to navigate round the new challenging route to get to them.  The epic 10k obstacle race is not just a personal or group fitness challenge but also an amazing opportunity for many charities.

The event’s official charity Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland have initial counts putting the total at £20,000. The money will help people across the country live life to the full after a chest, heart or stroke condition.

Paul Corrigan, north and north-east fundraising manager for the charity, said: “This weekend’s Beast Race was the best yet. To see so many people getting muddy, braving all sorts of messy obstacles and supporting a good cause was inspirational.”

“They didn’t just beat the Beast, they’re helping beat loneliness and the fear that people feel when they go through a chest, heart or stroke condition”

The tough terrain tested the ability of runners, with the fast completion time being 50 minutes.  A huge well done to the winners…


1st – Calum Martin – 50.06
2nd – Neill Mcleod – 54:37
3rd – Andrew Gillies – 54:51


1st – Julie Menzies – 58:45
2nd – Emma Murry – 59:38
3rd – Chloe Sangster – 1:01:32

See some Prime Four workers in action below…

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