Sorry to disappoint, nothing sinister, I am one of the many volunteers who provide support for this event. Aim is to use this forum to gain feedback on the event and reach out to those runners who ran for ideas on areas we can improve. The toilet queue is one area we have improved because of the feedback - can't do much about the hill I'm afraid .
Anyone doing this awesome Half? I still reckon it's one of the best run in the country. Great route, awesome scenery, heaps of support, pacing groups and all run by a local running club. Perfect for spring marathon training as well. Well worth a go