Hi Seren, I did this one last year and loved it. There is one notable hill that you do twice (I say 'notable' - its not that bad but it depends on what you are used to), the second time at about 18 miles, after that there is a nice stretch of downhill - with a fab view - to recover on and then it is pancake flat with the last 5 miles or so on a hard dirt track where the railway line used to be. Scenic route, loads of water stations, well marshalled. It's one I'd do again if there weren't so many others out there to have a look at.
Thanks 2wheels. I was hoping to fly from Bristol, which is either Tuesday or Saturday afternoon. But I think you are right about the nervous energy finding my race number on the Sunday! In which case I might have to accept that it's London flights.
Hi, thinking about doing this in Jan but flights from Bristol get in too late on the Saturday for picking up the bib. Has anyone done this who knows if it's possible to collect the bib on the Sunday morning? Or do I need to travel from London earlier in the day? Thanks for any info anyone has.
fair comment Cake, those kind of conditions can cause chaos even with the best laid preparations. although I bet if that kind of weather happens again the Manchester organisers will be ready and waiting for it.