I believe the short sharp hill was removed from the course. There was an extension of the promenade between Folkestone and Sandgate either last year or the year before which means the course is now flat.
Shame I cannot say the wind will be removed from the course as well as it is a hard slog back if you have to run into it.
Being local I'm being a wimp and am going to wait until I see the weather in the morning before deciding whether to run or not.
Ended up with whiplash, concussion, cut head and two black eyes after a family size glass jar of mayonaise fell off the top shelf of the fridge. Managed to catch all the eggs, tomatos and everything else that didn't really matter though. My poor bloke at the time got accused of knocking me about I looked that bad.
TAW - a big well done from me as I have only been running about 16 months I can still remember those early days of not being able to breathe only too well. I also know what it is like to be ribbed when you turn down drinks due to a run the next day. I am pleased your friends are starting to respect what you do. Mine are lazy bums who will never understand/respect why I run in all weather and for miles for fun (some days I don't really know either).
JL - I have even more sympathy for you now as I attempted the Saab Salomon Hellrunner on Sunday and although I didn't collapse in as much style as you my body and mind totally packed in after 7 miles. Been having very stressful time lately so not sleeping but still training and this being my third weekend racing in a row it all proved to much. I was a little muddy, sobbing mess when I got taken back to the finish in the army ambulance. How you doing are you back to running yet?
WR - any idea when the email group thing is going to be up & running? Haven't had chance to look up any races myself as I have just started a new job plus college plus toddler plus running/collapsing and somewhere inbetween trying to sleep/eat
Had great fun splashing in the mud and water but unfortunately collapsed with exhaustion at the water point. This was my third weekend racing in a row and I have learnt a very hard lesson. Will defo be back next year as this is not going to beat me and I will make sure I have rested properly before. Also need to cut out major stressful events in the run up to this as half my collapsing was mental rather than physical. Well done to all of you who did finish though will see you back there next year and I really will kick the devils ass.