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i live in the selsdon area and yes it is hilly, but think of all that lovely
resistance traiing you'd be getting plus there's nothing quite like beating a hill.....
I wasn't able to run it last year as i was doing the London marathon so
had to give it a miss, but i train around the area and did 14 miles around a similar course
thats shown, yes its hilly, but the worlds not flat is it...............
Good luck to any that enter
its been emotional........
World of difference between the two races Paul!
One has road closures, chip timed and a route that does not cross any main roads, okay has to cross the tram line 3 times but will be well marshalled.
The other is a very much do it your self race and you might need to take a map!
As it's run by a Church I'm sure God will provide enough marshalls to guide you around. (Sorry couldn't resist myself!) However if you look at both race sites you will see that one has a race certificate and has been officially measured while the other has not.
So you pays your money to take your choice.
I too was suitably impressed with the organisation, and at £10 a time, it doesn't get much better than that. It was a surprise to find a hill that was difficult to even walk up at mile 12. It put me in mind of the now defunct Epsom Charity Half which saved the worst of the pain for the end. The organisers have referred to the possibility of its becoming a full 26.2 miles in time. Now that really would hurt!
I too found the organisation excellent.I ran with a folded map of the route, but didn't need it, it was well marshalled and signed. The terrain was very interesting - in my mind, much bettter that a flat route.
I plan on entering next year's event - cost has gone up slightly, but still worth it. Not sure what happened to the pictures that were taken at the end though.
Honestly - How bad are these hills?! I am in the area that weekend and may be staying at the Selsdon Park hotel so I am so close by. We dont have many hills up here in Leicester so am used to running mainly flat - will it kill me off?!