In short: Hot and Hilly! Study the course before you get there. In full: I still managed a PB! On a very tough course and hot temperature, relying on experience and my full marathon training. Organisation was great, plenty of marshals which was good. Considering the hot weather, I was worry about de-hydration but there were plenty of water stations, and sponges which were most welcome. I wouldn’t suggest this race for beginners; it may put you off from attempting future races.