Hi Rob Jones 2. Thanks for all your info. I was also hoping to run Bournemouth to get a GFA in London, but think I should have maybe chosen somewhere else I ran Manchester in April which was flatter than flat and I guess in my excitement forgot to check the course before booking this. You said the hill at 18 miles is 400-500 metres, is that high or long? Also I think you mentioned that you have to run through the finish at mile 18 too. That sounds a bit weird. What about the hill that I have heard mentioned at mile 13? It's funny how things change. When I ran the inauguaral Brighton marathon and they talked about the hills, I nearly passed out just thinking about them, in fact, they weren't so bad, now, I am not worried about running up the hills, just whether it will affect my chances of a PB.
i am looking for a good autumn marathon for 2015 which will ideally be on the weekend of the 3rd and 4th October. Has anyone run the Bournmouth marathon? Is it a good choice? We will be flying in from Switzerland, so want to make it worth our while.