I hate the runners world website search facility. Its AWFUL!
For example when searching for Blackpool Marathon, it brings you forum threads in 2006, THATS USEFUL! You then click on events, and you'll be lucky if it finds it unless ITS EXACTLY correct. Just a woeful site with too much crap on every page to slow it down. RW listen up.
Yes I agree with the fact that a small incline can feel like a hill towards the end of the marathon. I'll have to analyse the said hill and compare it with inclines I know! I personally like a bit of hill in a race, wakes up the muscles and lungs a bit, and I find it kicks you on a bit during the flats.