At long long long last the route for this years Dublin City Marathon has been posted on the race web site. As a Dub myself I've been a long time defender of this race over the years but the web site this year has been a shambles. The route map was posted about two days ago and differs entirely from the route described on another part of the web site. The majority of the rest of the site is still 'under construction' after a number of months. As a techie myself I reckon there's about ten hours work needed to revise the entire site but nothing has been done for months. If they can hack it, they shouldn't try to put up a race site. Significantly the only operative parts of the site are the entries and the shop - namely the two revenue generating parts. There have been problems with both of these sections as well.
One parting shot on the course. There's a nasty little hill just after entering the Phoenix Park at the Chapelizod Gate around mile 19. It's not long but it is steep - Beware !