Don't let the hill scare you, I did the half marathon and read all the chat about the hill, it was my first half marathon and I was bricking myself because of the hill. I ran the course in 1hr41 and didn't concider the hill any worse than any hill I'd run diuring training.
This year I'm back for the full 26, my first fuill marathon and I am a little more wary of it been at the 18 mile mark.
Not because it's a big hill but because it's a hill and at 18 miles, no one wants to be running up a hill after 18 miles but I'm training hard and I'm hoping to run up and over the second time round as well as the first.
For me it's all about finishing and running my run on the day, hills or no hills but I would say if I was doing the half again this would be the course I would be looking at to break my PB. The last one I did was Birmingham 1/2 and they'd just got a map and joined up everysingle hill in Birmingham and called it a course.
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