I entered today in the hope of achieving a London GFA (sub 3:10), so here's waiting....but doesn't seem so bad - I read the T&C afterwards which says they'll notify people by next Friday 16th Nov.
I also found in the small print they say we must own a Smartphone (iPhone or Android 2.2 and above). Surely that's not a factor in choosing people for the longlist? I answered 'Other' (Nokia Symbian phone) but could easily get hold of a handset to run the My ASCIS tool. Any info on this Knight Rider?
I've signed up to the full marathon. I drove round the course yesterday to get an idea of how undulating it is. It is flat on many sections and the hills don't look too bad if you're only doing the half, but they could start to bite on the 2nd lap of the full distance.
Here's where I found the main hills. All mile distances are approximate from car odometer, so apologies if it's not spot on. I still hope this is a useful guide:
1-2 miles - Approx 1 mile uphill climb to Smite. Should stop everyone going off too fast . Then approx 1 mile flat taking you past the Pear Tree and eventually to a sharp downhill under the Motorway tunnel, leading to the right turn for Oddingley.
6-7 miles - Some fairly tough looking short hill sections between Crowle Green and Shaftland Cross (the junction for the marathon's extra loop). Estimate this section will come round again on the full mara at 15-16 or 16-17 miles where it could feel less welcoming.
11 miles (half) and 24 miles (full) - The reverse of that outbound downhill under the Motorway tunnel. Possibly the last thing full marathon runners will want by now, but it's at about the same stage and no harder than running up the Blackwall tunnel in the London Marathon.
12-13 miles and 25-26 miles - Reverse of the 1st mile, glorious downhill all the way to the the last flat few hundred yards and finish.
The map on the website doesn't have many distance markers but I estimated the sections to be:
Start to Oddingley - 2 miles each way
Main loop - 9 miles
Marathon extra loop: 4.5 miles from Shaftland Cross round to Himbleton. This section isn't particularly hilly but the roads are quite narrow and bendy. Hope it's a quiet day for traffic.
Update: I rang the race director and he confirmed the cancellation. A real pity as I think this is the last half-marathon of the year (Norwich is closed for entries). If anyone does know of another half going anywhere in the country please post it