In short: Hills Hills Hills! In full: Really good and well organized race.
As the other posts suggest very hilly but for me that makes it all the more fun.
Not a PB course but the local support is second to none so thanks to everyone who turned out to help make this a great event.
If there could be a criticism about this race it would be the finish. I went over the line at 1.49 and could not find any water anywhere; it would also have been nice to have received a goody bag with some sort of recovery bar drink/gel/bar.
I am sure that there are many companies who would be prepared to provide the contents of a goodie bag free of charge for what would be very direct advertising to almost 4000 finishers. Surely someone missing a trick here?
Having said all of that this was a brilliant race and I commend it to all.
Thanks to everyone who made this such a great day out.
In full: First time I have run the Deal half and they are certainly correct in saying it is undulating! I would maybe call it hilly, none are mountains but I think it is fair to say that there is almost no flat, it is either uphill or downhill. Not a PB event but a fantastic training event with a good crowd in nice setting. Recommend it to all abilities except maybe the newest of runners who may find the hills a little challenging... Thanks to all those who put in the hard work putting on this event and marshalling it on what was a chilly and windy day, it was much appreciated. Date of review: February 13, 2011