I'm not too sure how local you are to me, however this was a race Portsmouth Joggers used to run, but it wasn't ran last year due to 'safety problems' with the route & Denmead Striders took over the race this year. Apparently they've never organised a race and they did a sterling job. I've got to be honest & say that I prefer the old route because it was more uphill/flat and I do run better uphill, however the views were better with this route and the last 3k where just about acceptable with the downhill gradient. If you're on fetch I think you'll be able to see the route I put up (I use the same user name as on here) so you'll be able to see what the course was really like.
The first 2 miles were uphill, next mile was mainly down with an uphill section. After 3 miles there was quite a large hill which was just over .5 miles in length. Then it was downhill from 4 miles to the finish. With how my training had I knew I was going to be last and by the first 3k I was second last and run/walking with the sweep person. 4k I picked up another marshall and then by 8k marker I had another 2-3 marshalls. 9k marker saw me pick up another 2 marshalls. I'm pleased with my time as I said to Chris if I have a good run think 1hr 15 however realistically thought it was going to be 1hr 24. End result was 1:18:09. There were some cracking views however as it was cloudy I couldn't see too far. Before next year's race (providing they run it) I'll definitely be doing the course again as practice before the race.