In short: what hills? In full: My 1st 1/2 Marathon so no comparison except a couple of 10ks. I found the course much flatter than I expected - and flatter then my training runs - but I live here! I just slow down on the 'undulations' ;)
Some bits narrow and I was surprised to run in a crowd for most of the route. Weather was just on the limit of too hot for me - kept to the shady side of the roads - is this Sheffield? - I used the guys with water sprays. I thought the goody-bag very lightweight in terms of content but I liked the medal and wore it all day!
I parked in the city centre (free) and took the tram (12 mins); very crowded but they did run extra ones this year - only on the way out - later leavers found the trams busy on the way back.
Great to (start and) finish in the stadium; thought the PA could have been set up ready before everybody arrived though and couldn't hear most of it anyway, which was odd for a stadium!
Would be great if it could become a full marathon (next year) as it was sold out. Date of review: April 27, 2010