In short: Not flat but great course In full: Ok this course is not flat. 203m of elevation which compares to Reading at 78m and Southend which was flat at 48m so there are hills, most not that bad but when you start off and the first few k are downhill you know you have to come back up. The finish is also uphill so those sprinters are gonna hurt !!!
Overall the course is spectacular, there are parts along the road with one side coned off but traffic coming in the opposite direction but only about 2 miles and very rural.
Getting out was the usual hour long sit in traffic but gave my legs time to recover. Date of review: October 7, 2013
In short: Great fun race In full: Nice flat course apart from a few small bumps towards the end. The idea of loops initially put me off but I have to say it was great. I had a friend faster than me and we could high 5 each other every few miles which was great. You would think loops would be boring but not at all, I really enjoyed it and will be back next year. Date of review: June 10, 2013
In short: Wet and wild but great fun In full: For slow people like me no silver blankets which in freezing conditions was not great but otherwise a fantastic day despite hail and snow. The support was amazing and seeing people by the side of the road in the hail was special. Date of review: March 22, 2013