Yes, you are seeing that right, that is a rope, and unless you're a mountain goat, getting up this hill is going to be pretty tough without it. The Hanham Horror is an annual event of multi terrain mass suffering organised by Bitton Road Runners taking place each April.
The route starts at Vicarage Road playing field in Hanham, on the east edge of Bristol, before delving down into the scenic yet murky woodland trails that run alongside the River Avon. The route then continues along the river towpath before heading back up towards some challenging hills. This is all before you come to the 100 steps!
The multi-terrain route covers a distance of 6 country miles, and every one of them you'll remember. The route will be muddy, tough, and fully marshaled.
Prizes are awarded to 1st-3rd Men, 1st-3rd Ladies, 1st-3rd V40, 1st-3rd FV40, 1st V50, 1st FV50, 1st V60 and 1st FV60. Spot prizes are also awarded.