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|Comments:||First Ultra great race-not called the devil for nothing as my blisters will tell you!
Thanks to the organisers and marshalls who made the day all the more special. Met a great guy called Scott on the last 10 miles and we kept each other going, fantastic race will definately be back- if the wife lets me!!
thanks to everyone
|Comments:||I would like to extend my thanks to all those who have helped to make this event what it is - the Devil O' team, The Green Welly Stop, Glencoe Ski Centre, the Nevis Centre, Wilderness Rescue Team, Sweatshop, Arnold Clark, Ben Nevis Highland Centre and By the Way - and importantly, the runners. We always hope that you will enjoy the event, have a memorable day and enjoy the banter of your fellow competitors.
With a week past, hopefully you legs and feet are in fine form and you are back out on the trails! Happy running, supporting and enjoying what comes next.
|Comments:||Many thanks for the race. I came especially from France, and was proud of running there. Very kind people and good weather, like a dream running across the landscapes I am fond of. Hope I'll be able to renew this wonderful day !|
|Comments:||I would like to thank all those who put together what i would call an unforgettable run, last year i was support crew and i returned this year to run the Devil. The event was very well marshaled from start to finish and i enjoyed almost every minute of it. at certain parts i wanted to throw in the towel but I had so much pleasure hearing from my support crew that my dad (Derek Larner) had lost a few toe nails and was only 45 minutes ahead of me so i dug deep to fight threw my own mental battle and finished the race. I would love to try the event again and maybe next time try a new strategy.
And Katy Smith thank you for your support on that last leg it was very much needed. you made a suffering man happy.
|Comments:||Thanks so much to everyone involved for a fantastic run on Saturday. As usual, the race was so well organised and the marshalls were all so friendly, as were a lot of the support teams! Will definitely be back next year, all going well!! (: p.s. Thanks to the crew who filled up my water bottle at Kinlochleven when I couldn't find my support team!!|
|Comments:||Had a fantastic race, did much better than I thought I would, and had a full midge beard by the end. With many thanks to the organisers, the flag-wavers, the lovely ladies with the trident who gave me a jelly baby on the Devil's Staircase, and most of all to my crew,Matthew, Frank and Stephen. Hope to be back!|
|Comments:||1st ultra and totally impressed with it, well organized all the marshals and helpers did a great job great support along the way.Took a bit of a flyer about 10 miles in (falling with style) no real damage done just need to learn to pick my feet up a bit more, to used to tarmac,a great day was had sunshine as well. A big thanks to my wife my son and my sister for looking after me :)|
|Comments:||I was one of the mad midge bitten flag wavers yesterday - I had hoped to run but unfortunately injury got in the way of training so had to withdraw. I hope to make it for next year :-)
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Congratulations to everyone!
|Comments:||I am in the reserve list but I don't know if I will be able to have a place. I am training for an ultra trail in Spain in september http://cavallsdelvent.com/eng/ and need to train. In case I have not place in the Devil O'The Hghland footrace, does anybody know I can follow the route leaving a little bit later (for example starting at 9:00)? I don't want to disturb but I need to train. Is the route well indicated? Does anybody know if it is easy to follow in case I would run it another day? If anybody is interested in joining me in my trainings it would be great!|
|Comments:||Not long now and worrying about having enough time to finish by the time I reach Kinlochleven..could do with some encouragement!|
|Comments:||hello. i was on the reserve list but now have place so was wondering if there was anyone willing to support me i have asked a few already and just waiting for them to get back cheers, John|
CAN I BE PUT ON RESERVE LIST FOR RACE IM ON COURSE FOR TRIPLE CROWN IF POSSIBLE MANY THANKS TERRY 07721 580 298
|Comments:||Great event many thanks to Gary and the team. I was the one with the duff hamstring at the devil staircase but I still managed to finish with a lot of encouragement and many painfull strides
My thanks to my back up team Craig, Julie, Carolann, Dani and Ava who without them I definatly would not have finished also a big thanks to all who helped on route look forward to next year .....................
|Comments:||Fantastic event, terrific organisation and unparalled scenery. Felt very much like a collective effort for all participants as everyone had time to assist and encourage others on, which in my experience probably made the difference in finishing for me. Big thanks to Garry, Gemma and the wholeteam. Fabulous!|
|Comments:||Hello competitors and back-up crews.
First of all I would like to thank, on behalf of the Devil O' team, all of those people who have sent or spoken kind words with regard to the race. We are pleased and proud that the race evokes such response.
Second, I must thank again The Green Welly Stop, By The Way, Glencoe Ski Centre, the Nevis Centre and Divas Cafe, Sweatshop, Wilderness Response Team and Arnold Clark - who annually provide vehicles for free and reduced rates in order that your goodies, and us, get to you with all that we need.
Third, thanks to the road penguins who bravely stop the drivers at Bridge of Orchy and Glencoe so the runners (mostly) don't have to stop, to the checkpoint marshalls who religiously turn up to support us every year and to those who offer their support and turn up to fit in where required on the day!
I hope this message finds you all well and recovering, with some considering entering the 2012 race!
We hope to see you all again at some point in time.
|Comments:||As always a flawlessly organized race. Friendly and welcoming. And unbeatable scenery. Great to have the Green Welly at the start and the Nevis Centre for showers and food and the prize giving.
Thanks for all the hard work to make this event possible!
|Comments:||Fantastic scenery, great event which was very enjoyable.|
|Comments:||First ultra- great day. Looking forward to the next!
Thanks for a brilliant race,
|Comments:||One of the toughest days I've ever had, and without the help and encouragement of all those involved in the organisation of the race and my support crew I would never have made it to the end. So can I just add my thanks to all the many people involved.
|Comments:||What a fantastic race! Without doubt the best scenery I have ever run through and great support from fellow runners, marshalls, support crews and walkers. A big thank you to Gary, Gemma and the whole team for organising such a brilliant event. Does anyone know the name of the mountain rescue team in the Larig Mor? The chap really wanted a Facebook 'like' but at the time I was too tired to take a card! Thanks, Iain|
|Comments:||Thanks to all involved..organisers,marshals etc, for a great day.My second running of the race and I liked it just as much this time round.A great bunch of runners too.|
|Comments:||My first ultra, fantastic day, a very well organised event. thanks to all the marshalls, medics, supporters, organisers and runners. Britains longest fun run!|
|Comments:||First ultra and really enjoyed it. Had fantastic support and the weather was perfect. Very well organised too.|
|Comments:||Congratulations on the organisation of this great race, superb support throughout from start to painfull finish.|
|Comments:||Photos here. Great day as always.|
|Comments:||My first ultra marathon. Thoroughly challenging, but thoroughly brilliant as well! Not only were my support team superb, but the comments and support from other competitors along the way helped keep me going, particularly Davie 'from Fife' (no. 28). His encouragement at the start of the race and at various other points on the way were really appreciated.
The organisation of the race was brilliant. My team and I would like to thank everyone involved in making it such a fantastic day.
|Comments:||I really enjoyed supporting yesterday, well done to everyone running, helping, organising, it is a very special race. I took a few photies from the top of the Devil's Staircase, help yourself.
|Comments:||Thank you for another brilliant race. You all work so hard and sacrifice a lot of time for us to enjoy ourselves. I had a great race and managed to stay right side up this year! Love the shoe memento. I've organised races myself and want to know your secret for fixing the weather ?|
|Comments:||Probably the best race I have ever done.
Organisation is great and the atmosphere along the course was superb.
Thanks to all the marshalls and support crews for giving their time and support.
The route is just fantastic.
This race should be on everyone's bucket list
|Comments:||For the runners, I was the daftie with the Saltire up on Rannoch moor. I took a load of photos there and at the end:
Feel free to browse and take any you'd like.
|Comments:||Just got home after 2011 Devil. Excellent event today, well organised, friendly atmosphere, good value - pretty much what a race should be. Thanks for putting it together guys, know it is a lot of work for any race. Even did a decent time for me :-)|
|Comments:||hi please take my name off the list thankyou as i have not recovered sufficiently from the 10 in the glen ,best of luck to everyone|
|Comments:||Managed to get a late slot for the DOTH and plan to head up on the Fri night and make use of a friends caravan and wondered are there any runners/suppport from the Fort/Lochaber area travelling through to the start that could squeeze in a little one pick up in Onich, I have arranged support it would just save me having to head back to the green welly to collect my car after the race!! my mobile is 07816 483544 if anyone is able to help out thanks Colin.|
|Comments:||hello everyone after dropping out of the WHW i was going to give this a miss but as its an event i have not done i would still like to do it, but i have a problem the support i had are unable to help now so if there is anyone out there willing to help i'd be really greatful|
|Comments:||Hi...In 2011 im running 7 of the 9 SUMS races. The two im not doing are the Full WHW race and the Devil (filled up too quick!!!). But if im off work on the days of these two races id like to get involved in some way at checkpoints...help out with kit bags or support. So if the organisers need a more than willing volunteer, even just to hand out jelly bean!!....let me know how i can help guys!!!|
I have entered the highland fling in April it will be my first real ultra at the moment I am trying to do the back to back runs done at the weekend it is going not to bad but I am certainly sleeping more soundly and eating more. Depending how this goes I would like to try this race if there is still room. The site is well thought out and very informative. hope to see you in the future at the race. bye.
|Comments:||Ran DOTH in 2009 and thoroughly enjoyed the event, sadly missed last this year but very pleased to say in for 2011!!! whoop, whoop!!!|
|Comments:||OMG! Have just been entered on the competitors list for next year and can't wait. Lots of training ahead!|
|Comments:||after swearing with eight miles to go that i would never even walk up a hill again i found myself checking to see when entries opened for next year before i'd even got home from my two weeks holiday in the highlands - its got to be the best event i think i've done - maybe next year i might come in third from last!!!!!!|
|Comments:||What a brilliant event and adventure my first ultra was. I wasn’t fast and I wasn’t pretty but I finished and loved it. My support crew were brilliant and everything went according to plan, apart from head butting the rocks at mile 35 (well I was tired and they were annoying me). Thanks to my wife (a Vet), Jennifer Keith (a nurse from Ninewells hospital in Dundee on a walking holiday) and an unknown female German hiker with a first aid kit that put the Belford A&E Dept to shame they all patched me up and I finished. Thanks also to Garry and Gemma for taking the trouble to contact me at home after the event to see I was okay. It was fine, the stitches came out last Thursday and I missed my brain by 3 feet! As Arnie said ‘I’ll be back’.|
|Comments:||My first ultra race completed. Not as quick as thought but it's all a learning process. I am already planing the next one as I enjoyed it so much. Great event and well organised with plenty of support
|Comments:||First of all, many thanks for all of the comments made about the race via the dreambook and email. We, as a team, appreciate the time and effort put into them all.
Secondly, I would like to ask if anyone can lay claim to a 'Combat Stress (Navy, Army, Royal Air Force)' t-shirt and Dumfries Half Marathon Entry forms? If you can, and would like them back, please contact us via the email address and I shall forward them to you.
Lastly, the whole Devil crew (old and new) look forward to seeing those of you mad enough to return in August 2011 if not before.
|Comments:||Well yet another DOTH. Well done Garry, Gemma and team. I do love your approach to this race, it makes it feel as if we're one big family. You're all so encouraging, cheery and helpful, and your enthusiasm is second to none.
Had a fab day, altho' my time was slower than previous outings, but there again I'm another year older.
Enjoy the rest (whatever rest you get), and look forward to seeing you all again.
|Comments:||Hi Gary and team. Thanks for another great race. Struggled towards the end but thats what an ultra is all about...I'll be doing some off-road training before the next one! As regards the "compulsory kit" issue, I would say that in the two events I've run, the common sense approach for those runners who are not likely to win makes it a more enjoyable and finishable run. Common-sense should prevail. There is ample opportunity to load-up or offload excess kit at the stops. A good support team if essential. I'll be back no matter what
|Comments:||Glad to hear you all enjoyed the event.
We have had feedback regarding some lack of kit being carried, and pacers running with elite runners. These problems have been looked at, and as unfortunate as it is that the problem has arisen, rest assured this will not happen again.
The rules for next year will be tightened and policed throughout the course. Any infringement will result in instant disqualification.
This will hopefully prevent a re-occurence of the rule bending and promote the fair and safe race that we all enjoy.
Garry Milne (Race Director)
|Comments:||Great event : hope to do a much better time next
year by dispensing with all of the "compulsory" kit
and running with only my race number as an impedement.
|Comments:||well just completed my first doth!! and I think never again or will I? I would like to thank gary and his team for an excellent event the race, course and the views are outstanding and I do look forward to competing again but next time I will make sure I am more prepared !!!|
|Comments:||I was unable to complete the race due to to an injury just after the Bridge of Orchy and had to pull out at Kinlochleven. Apart from the injury I enjoyed the run very much and with luck will be back next year.
My thanks to the whole organising team and to the many runners who stopped to offer help when I was limping towards Kinlochleven.
Hope to see you all again next year.
|Comments:||Well the body tells me the race is over, but it's still buzzing around in my brain, what few cells are left of it.
Another big thank you to Garry, Gemma & all the many folk involved in making it happen. You managed to appease the rain gods this year, it's p*shing again as I write. The piping hot pasta hit the spot for me-- brilliant! Hope to be back for more next year. The detail is still in the Devil, all the banter & encouragement from supporters & fellow runners helped me to get round again.
One complaint- not as many midges as usual. Maybe the front runners used them all up.(You two guys who thought they were bad? Don't stop for a p** again near Ba Bridge, it's not called that for nothing!)
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