Holland & all - I'm bearing in mind that I still had the neural problem when I did the recce with my sister, so my right quads were stiff and numb, horribly shunty on the downhills, so everything probably felt more extreme in terms of hilliness.
We ran from the start at the uni directly to Stamford Bridge [skipped thw town part], and some of that was cross country, kind of nea rather than on the course. We then ran back from Stamford Bridge on the actual coirse but skipped the out & back.
Part of thereason we didn't follow theexact course at all times, as was my plan, was that my sister wasn't hapoy on busy roads with no pavement or verge.
There were indeed some scary moments on blind bends.
My impression was of 14-17 having a slight drag, 17-20 going down but then back up; a climb to 20m, downhill then flat to 25, with that hill at the end followed by the sharp downhill finish that got me a black toenail on the good side [probably assisted by running oddlyish]
Hans hope you're OK, my quad thing has an adductor element at times, and that aspect was helped by activating the quads [sit on a chair, feet or foot as if trying to push it away from you, but actually digging into the floor, hold for 6 secs at a time]...?
Malcs I've had a lot of arch stuff linked to the post tib tendon. If your foot isn't slapping down like a wet fish you should be alright if it's not getting worse.