triggerfish - there's a map of the route on the website with a profile image too. The undulating bit is from Elberton till just over half way but after you've got to the top of the hill it's all down hill to the finish (almost).
Tiz a tad early I agree but was a choice of putting on at his time or not at all... so no choice really. Look on the bright side - get an amazing run done and treat yourself to a nice meal out at lunchtime
triggerfish - with regards headphones. Our affiliated body takes no stance on these. I have personally witnessed a couple of incidents where users got themselves into some trouble during a race. Once where someone didn't hear a marshal shouting after them they'd gone the wrong way - I never saw them again - I wonder when they realised they were lost? The other more serious incident was when a runner in front of me was oblivious to an irate motorist trying to turn right into their driveway and amost getting run over - there are some crazies out there!
I understand why you'd want to wear them thoiugh - music can be a great motivator in a long difficult race.
I'd like to be able to say that it's the responsibility of each runner to decide but unfortunately that's not the way it works.
We'll get our heads together and make an announcement soon.