Nearly 1600 brave racers, followed 700 hardy competitors who completed the Prime Four Beast Race at Loch Ness on 6 September, tackled a demanding 10km course and conquered 30 epic obstacles at Knockburn Loch, near Banchory, on Saturday 27 September 2014.
The beastly obstacles included wading through chin deep mud, climbing over 12ft high wooden walls, squeezing through water filled tunnels and sliding into the icy loch.
Fife Hyland, from Prime Four developers Drum Property Group, said:
“Prime Four is delighted to sponsor such an exhilarating event – fitness, strength, resilience and, most importantly, team work are all required to complete the Beast – as well as a sense of humour – and all those qualities were on show at the Loch Ness and Banchory events!”
“Despite being soaking wet and covered in mud, as the competitors came across the finish line, they all had big grins on their faces. The character and spirit of the Beast is a great fit for Prime Four, helping us promote the active health and wellbeing activity programme we deliver to our tenants at the business park.”
Richard Lawes of race event organisers, Firetrail Events, said:
“We were delighted to once again host the event in the stunning locations at Loch Ness and Knockburn Loch, and the competitors rose to what was an exceptional challenge. The team work, camaraderie and spirit shown by everyone who competed demonstrated again what makes the Prime Four Beast Race such a special event.”
“We would like to say a huge thank you to the marshals, the first aid team, and the emergency services, all of whom were outstanding in their help and support to our participants.”
“We are also expecting the events to raise over £30,000 for Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland who provide care and support to victims and families of coronary heart disease, stroke and chest illness.”