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I've done this before but not this year. Assuming it's the same course as normal, It's hilly, two laps, drinks half way, quite nice place to run I guess. I ran my worst ever half marathon time there last year so have bad memories, but I had run an ultra the week before so wasn't 100%. I'm sure it's not as bad as I remember. Enjoy!
I've done it a few times and will be back again this year. The course changed a couple of years ago and if I remember it took out one long hill towards the end that everyone struggled with. It's undulating so not one for a PB but it's nothing terrible. Always seemed to coincide with a hot weekend and the 1pm start not ideal but it's gone back a week this year. The finish back towards windsor castle is stunning but the castle just never seems to get any closer. Enjoy!
busy, beautiful, hilly and the crowds are amazing, has a real 'tour de France' feel in certain parts of the course! Drinks are every three miles I think, not just at half way. And last year was a choice of water or lucozade.
Neil C is right, big hill circa 10/11 miles but then a wonderful straight downhill into the finish. Enjoy!
So how did everyone do? Was a bit hillier than I extected.
Lovely course, my first Windsor half, one I would do again, I like the hilly bits, picking people off all the way up!
I really wasn't expecting it to be so hilly. I've done all my training on the flat and found it tough going downhill.
Hello everyone by the way.
My first time doing Windsor too - thoroughly enjoyed it. It wasn't as hilly as i thought it would be although there were a couple of sneaky climbs and managed to match my best half time which i was pleased with. Very scenic run....had to keep reminding myself to look around a bit as it was so beautiful. Only slight negative for me was that i thought that half an hour before the start would give me enough time to queue for the loo but it didn't - they actually delayed the start by 5 minutes because of the loo & baggage queues! All in all a lovely run - a nice, dog friendly/family friendly venue so thumbs up from me
managed a PB to my surprise, I put it down to the weather which was much kinder this year and I started a bit further forward - around the 1:45 marker and there wasn't much congestion in the first mile. look forward to next year.