Hi to everyone whose entered the Halstead Marathon, just thought I'd give a heads up re the changed course.
When I first ran it, some 20 years ago, someone asked me if it was hilly, to which I replied, "couple of hills in first 2 miles, but after that pretty flat". Now I would describe it as undulating, after the first 2 miles!
However, they've changed the course - good news is you only run the hill at Pebmarsh once now, on the 1st lap, and they no longer run you down to the bottom of the course to turn you left, when its only a mile to the finish, but you had to run all the way back up and down, 13 miles!
Bad news is they've put a new hill in at 14, Over Hall Hill, and yes, it is a hill, plus another nasty little spike at 16, but at least when you've done them no more surprises.
Ran it today as a 15M recce run (1 lap), still a lovely course, enjoy all!