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28/08/2002 at 23:17
How many hills do there have to be for a course not to be flat? Veterans of the Henley course either love or hate the hill just over half way round. Perhaps because it's so long you forget you're going uphill!!
29/08/2002 at 14:46
Runs out on the fens are described as flat - they have only a couple of bridges over dykes/roads as 'hills'.
Blackpool marathon was described as flat, but there was a definite hill in the last 5 miles from the lower promenade to the upper promenade, although it onlly lasted about 100m, at that time it felt like a mountain.
29/08/2002 at 23:32
100 metres - what's 100 metres? Nothing compared to Henley! And I'm doing New York which starts off a mile uphill!
30/08/2002 at 07:58
After doing the Snowdonia Marathon every other course seems flat :-)
30/08/2002 at 09:20
Flat my Ar$e. I ran this course last year and Fawley Hill is a veritable cliff face! Someones made a mistake there. Runners World/RNLI... 'Sort it out!'
30/08/2002 at 12:23
I can strongly recommend the Ironbridge half, assuming it still follows the same route. The four mile climb to the finish is a delight :-)
30/08/2002 at 13:34
Watford Half now there's hilly.....
30/08/2002 at 14:27
Got to agree with you there. Watford definitely requires some hill-training or you'll come a cropper.
03/09/2002 at 16:35
Oh great, so I picked Henley when Kingston Half was cancelled 'cause Runners World said it was flat.
Excellent !
06/09/2002 at 14:30
Flat races- try the Tunbridge Wells Half just before London. To be fair it has been described as "undulating"
06/09/2002 at 14:39
Thanks Mike. I run mainly 10Ks but maybe one Half as well. I prefer to do that in the autumn, hence Kingston was ideal for me.
The more I here about Henley, the less fun it sounds
06/09/2002 at 16:50
Having run Fawley Hill for the last two weekends I can tell you it is quite hard! It is about 0.8 of a mile but seems like 1.5 miles. The rest of the course is flat-the trouble is the hill is after 8 miles. It could kill off a good time!
06/09/2002 at 21:23
Henley's great. Gotta love that hill.

But if you want flat, you could try the Marlow half ...

06/09/2002 at 22:02


Flat halves Wokingham, Milton Keynes & Harrow
07/09/2002 at 11:35
& Fleet
07/09/2002 at 17:27
Torquay 10k,like running up and down a camels back.Only bigger!
The run along the beach and the breeze halfway round is a life saver.
19/09/2002 at 11:30

I hope you're joking, I think I'm still recovering from the hills at Marlow last year.

Surely Henley is no hillier.
20/09/2002 at 23:19
Half of Marlow is downhill, if I recall correctly. Oh alright then, the other half is steep uphill. I finished it last year almost on my hands and knees.

The difference between the two is that Marlow is up and down throughout. Henley's up and down bits come in one serving, about 8 miles round.
22/09/2002 at 20:31
Anybody got an electronic entry form for the Henley Half ?

29/09/2002 at 12:22
Is there a Sam Run, half marathon, this year in Bracknell? It used to be yearly at the end of October and that course is really flat!
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