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Name: Rie Moos Villumsen
E-mail address: rie@villumsen.de
Comments:Hello Scotland :-)

If I come from Denmark to run this fantastic race, I can´t bring a team with a car with me. Is it possibel to compete without? I have ran severel times in the Mountains in The Alpes, Germany and Norway more than 30 marathons and 8 ultras - several on trail and in Mountains, so changing weatherconditions in the Mountains is not unknown.

Hope to hear from You.

Regard Rie Moos Villumsen
Wednesday, September 4th 2013 - 09:34:50 PM
Name: Claire Cram
E-mail address: cram.maclaine@sympatico.ca
Comments:Thank you!!!!! What an amazing race. What an amazing group of volunteers. What an amazing group of fellow runners! THAT was a fun race - not sure if it was because of or despite the weather! It was an EXPERIENCE not to be forgotten. I wish I could travel over from Canada every year to do it.
Thank you to everyone!
Tuesday, August 13th 2013 - 01:13:32 PM
Name: Andrew Douglas
E-mail address: andrew.douglas@uglifruits.co.uk
Comments:I'd just like to say thanks to the organisers of the Devil Race. The weather on Saturday was foul which cannot be helped, but the course was well marked and marshalled and it was a really good athmosphere. It was the first time I have competed in the race and I admired the scenery despite the exhaustion and cold. I even like the 'shoe' trophy and retro style race T shirt! I hope that the marshalls get them for standing out in the rain all day.
Wednesday, August 7th 2013 - 11:16:41 AM
Name: Tony Thistlethwaite
E-mail address: tonypt@hotmail.co.uk
Comments:Thanks Garry and Gemma and all your support team for organising another fantastic Race! For a man on a Bus Pass can you consider having a Vintage Category next year? I might actually win something then. No worries if not. Regards Tony T.
Monday, August 5th 2013 - 10:09:12 AM
Name: Andy Mill
E-mail address: andrewmill@blueyonder.co.uk
Comments:Good luck to all who are taking part in this year's DOTH. I hope the weather is kind. Well done to Gary and Gemma and all the back up crews. I will be looking out for Den and Burnie's times with interest. Well done guys I know you'll both do well.
Wednesday, July 31st 2013 - 03:41:59 PM
Name: Ronnie Mcilroy
E-mail address: ronniemcilroy@btinternet.com
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
Saturday, August 11th 2012 - 09:59:12 PM
Name: Gemma Milne
E-mail address: devil@devilothehighlandsfootrace.co.uk
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.
Saturday, August 11th 2012 - 11:19:03 AM
Name: Christian Grisard
E-mail address: kitnan@voila.fr
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 !
Thursday, August 9th 2012 - 09:33:43 AM
Name: Philip Larner
E-mail address: philip_larner@billybiff.com
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.
Monday, August 6th 2012 - 09:27:19 PM
Name: Christine Torrance
E-mail address: girly_wirly_2001@hotmail.com
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!!
Monday, August 6th 2012 - 11:00:57 AM
Name: Carol Diggle
E-mail address: caromatta@hotmail.com
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!
Monday, August 6th 2012 - 10:33:32 AM
Name: Colin Brown
E-mail address: arkgabriel3@btinternet.com
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 :)
Sunday, August 5th 2012 - 10:14:00 PM
Name: Helen Munro
E-mail address: hmunro60@gmail.com
Homepage URL: http://http://runningthrough2011.blogspot.co.uk/
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 :-)
If you spot yourself and you wish to use the photos please feel free to help yourself...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/girlsrun2/

If for whatever reason the link doesn't work please email me - if you want the full image emailed to you drop me a note
Congratulations to everyone!
Sunday, August 5th 2012 - 06:22:01 PM
Name: Raul
E-mail address: raul.correu@gmail.com
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!
Friday, July 27th 2012 - 10:53:41 AM
Name: Carol Diggle
E-mail address: caromatta@hotmail.com
Comments:Not long now and worrying about having enough time to finish by the time I reach Kinlochleven..could do with some encouragement!
Tuesday, July 24th 2012 - 01:21:56 PM
Name: john pickard
E-mail address: jonaroo2@hotmail.co.uk
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
Sunday, July 15th 2012 - 08:11:25 PM
Name: TERRY ADDISON
E-mail address: terry.addison@blueyonder.co.uk
Comments:HI
CAN I BE PUT ON RESERVE LIST FOR RACE IM ON COURSE FOR TRIPLE CROWN IF POSSIBLE MANY THANKS TERRY 07721 580 298
Thursday, June 28th 2012 - 11:08:26 PM
Name: ROB TAYLOR
E-mail address: robert.taylor@taysidefire.gov.uk
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 .....................
Wednesday, August 17th 2011 - 12:44:59 PM
Name: Russell Smith
E-mail address: russnpam@candw.ky
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!
Thursday, August 11th 2011 - 08:02:28 PM
Name: Gemma Milne
E-mail address: devil@devilothehighlandsfootrace.co.uk
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.


Thursday, August 11th 2011 - 12:38:36 PM
Name: Thomas Loehndorf
Homepage URL: http://www.runnertom.blogspot.com/
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!

Thomas
Wednesday, August 10th 2011 - 04:23:37 PM
Name: Derek Larner
E-mail address: dereklarner@hotmail.com
Homepage URL: http://www.facebook.com/notes/derek-larner/devilothehighlands-foot-race-aug6-2011/10150750083750641?notif_t=like
Comments:Fantastic scenery, great event which was very enjoyable.
Tuesday, August 9th 2011 - 06:10:10 PM
Name: Adrian Kay
E-mail address: adriantkay@googlemail.com
Comments:First ultra- great day. Looking forward to the next!
Thanks for a brilliant race,
Ade
Tuesday, August 9th 2011 - 04:46:05 PM
Name: Alan McDowall
E-mail address: mcdowala@kilmarnock.ac.uk
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.
Many thanks,
Alan
Tuesday, August 9th 2011 - 03:26:42 PM
Name: Iain Wallace
E-mail address: iainjwallace@hotmail.com
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
Tuesday, August 9th 2011 - 10:40:50 AM
Name: Dinah Bosomworth
E-mail address: dtrita1@hotmail.com
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.
Monday, August 8th 2011 - 02:34:27 PM
Name: martin frew
E-mail address: raz.frew@tiscali.co.uk
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!
Sunday, August 7th 2011 - 07:57:56 PM
Name: Kirsty Burnett
E-mail address: kirstylburnett@yahoo.co.uk
Comments:First ultra and really enjoyed it. Had fantastic support and the weather was perfect. Very well organised too.
Sunday, August 7th 2011 - 07:35:27 PM
Name: GERRY CRAIG
E-mail address: gerrycraig@btinternet.com
Comments:Congratulations on the organisation of this great race, superb support throughout from start to painfull finish.
Sunday, August 7th 2011 - 07:14:44 PM
Name: Davie
Homepage URL: https://picasaweb.google.com/116570848911171655155/DevilOfTheHighlands2011?authkey=Gv1sRgCJn13afJks2XKg
Comments:Photos here. Great day as always.
Sunday, August 7th 2011 - 05:40:01 PM
Name: Willie Munro
E-mail address: 4munros@homecall.co.uk
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.
Sunday, August 7th 2011 - 02:23:52 PM
Name: Fiona Rennie
E-mail address: fionarennie01@msn.com
Homepage URL: http://http://fionarenniewhw.blogspot.com/
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.
https://picasaweb.google.com/fionarenniewhw/DevilOTheHighlands2011#
Sunday, August 7th 2011 - 11:58:22 AM
Name: Robin Wombill
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 ?
Sunday, August 7th 2011 - 09:10:32 AM
Name: John Munro
E-mail address: jmunro@edu.clacks.gov.uk
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
Sunday, August 7th 2011 - 07:34:24 AM
Name: Julie Clarke
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:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/66066415@N02/sets/72157627371738288/

Feel free to browse and take any you'd like.

Julie
Saturday, August 6th 2011 - 10:48:53 PM
Name: Kenny Tindall
E-mail address: kjtindall2@hotmail.com
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 :-)
Saturday, August 6th 2011 - 08:24:56 PM
Name: jim meehan
E-mail address: j1963im@hotmail.co.uk
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
Monday, August 1st 2011 - 12:21:37 PM
Name: Colin Barber
E-mail address: itsmecolinb@yahoo.co.uk
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.
Monday, July 18th 2011 - 08:43:23 PM
Name: john pickard
E-mail address: jonaroo2@blueyonder.co.uk
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
Sunday, July 10th 2011 - 08:37:13 PM
Name: Colin Knox
E-mail address: abknoxiouscdk@orange.net
Homepage URL: http://colinknox.blogspot.com
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!!!
Thursday, January 20th 2011 - 12:26:10 PM
Name: steve coey
E-mail address: roadrunnersteve@hotmail.co.uk
Comments:hi
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.
steve
Tuesday, January 18th 2011 - 06:15:58 PM
Name: malcolm parker
E-mail address: m.g.parker@btinternet.com
Saturday, November 6th 2010 - 04:50:49 PM
Name: Jonny Muir
E-mail address: jock_muir@hotmail.com
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!!!
Sunday, September 12th 2010 - 06:06:37 PM
Name: Fiona Hamilton
E-mail address: ffionah@hotmail.co.uk
Comments:OMG! Have just been entered on the competitors list for next year and can't wait. Lots of training ahead!
Saturday, September 4th 2010 - 11:10:32 AM
Name: Karen Horsler
E-mail address: vegankaren@gmail.com
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!!!!!!
Sunday, August 22nd 2010 - 08:31:43 PM
Name: Robin Wombill
E-mail address: robin.wombill@btopenworld.com
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’.
Saturday, August 14th 2010 - 07:42:07 AM
Name: Peter Brown
E-mail address: peterbrown@dsl.pipex.com
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

Pete
Friday, August 13th 2010 - 03:15:52 PM
Name: Gemma Milne
E-mail address: devil@devilothehighlandsfootrace.co.uk
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.
Thursday, August 12th 2010 - 10:35:39 PM
Name: Shan Lees
E-mail address: shanlees@aol.com
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.
Thanks again.
Wednesday, August 11th 2010 - 10:26:13 PM
Name: Deon Vlok
E-mail address: deon.vlok@sky.com
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
Thanks, Deon
Wednesday, August 11th 2010 - 03:23:21 PM
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