I qualified for this group in Manchester last week coming in 3:44:15, an improvement from London 2012 (3:47:51).
i have the Leeds half next week, last years PB 1:44:05 so not as fast as you guys. First run after Manchester yesterday 3.1 miles and 10.4 miles today, if I'm honest really struggled at 8:34 pace today and need sub 8 min miles next weekend. I guess I'm still recovering and have a sports massage Tuesday so hopefully that combined with a few short light runs only will help. Last year it was 3 weeks after London, this week only 2 weeks so not sure if that'll make a difference?
Next sub 3:45 target will be in Chester in October.
Sharp hill is about 22/23, not too bad, another steadier but longer hill at 24/25 but once you're up it there is a straight, down to river and straight back the racecourse with a lot more spectators so last mile is much easier once youre up the hill
No runs so far, will possibly try short run Friday PM and 13.5 miles on Saturday, I'm running Leeds half a week on Sunday so just a few short runs next week to loosen up ... and a sports massage on Tuesday!