The Beast is back!

30 August 2021

Nearly 1500 participants conquer the Loch Ness Beast Race

With the sun shining, the scene was set for great racing conditions on Aldourie Castle Estate, Loch Ness,  With it’s highest entries to date at this location, runners from across the Highlands turned out in force for the gruelling 10k obstacle event’s return on Saturday 28th August.  

Brave entrants ran, crawled and dragged their way over muddy obstacles including crossing a chest-deep swamp, a giant A-frame wall and being blasted with ice cold jets.  They contended freezing loch water and threw themselves down a giant water slide as part of the physically demanding course.  There are 27 different obstacles in total around the Beast race to test runners’ endurance and strength.  The top male race time was achieved by Ricci Carrino at an astonishing time of 51 minutes 21 seconds, while the top female time was set by Kata Markus at 1 hour 3 minute

Whilst some took part as a personal challenge, many took on the challenge to raise for funds for charity.  The nominated charity for the event is Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS).   

Hayley Simpson, fundraising manger at CHSS said: “What an incredible day we had at the Beast Race.  The weather was glorious with the sun shining all day. Our amazing supporters tackled the course with enormous enthusiasm. It was such a great atmosphere.”

“Thank you to everyone who joined us it was great to see people in-person again.  Raising funds for us that we are able to make sure that people living in Scotland get the support they really need when they return home from hospital.  Every penny raised will make sure that people can do more than survive.”

Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland provide vital services to support people and their families who are living with effects of serious chest and heart conditions and stroke.  These services include rehabilitation support, specialist nurses, community groups, advice and information.

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