NorthernLass88: you won't come last, I can almost guarantee that! Even if you are last, we will still be waiting on the finish line to cheer you in. The race is ideal for a first-timer (the course is as flat as a southerner's pint) and with a big enough field (1000 runners) to ensure that there should always be plenty of people around you to spur you on.
As of this morning, there are just over 50 places left, so if you want to enter, I suggest you make haste....
Entries are now open for a new, flat and fast half marathon (The Vale of York Half Marathon) on September 7th. Perfect for those looking for a build up race ahead of the Yorkshire Marathon! Details here: http://www.yorkvalehalf.com/
Entries are now open for this new, flat half marathon race. Ideal for runners of all abilites, especially those chasing a half marathon PB, or preparing for the Yorkshire Marathon 5 weeks later. More info., and online entries, here: http://www.yorkvalehalf.com/
This is definitely NOT a road race! There is about 1k on tarmac, but the rest of it is on (mostly good) tracks and fields. There are a couple of hills (including a long, steady climb at about 8.5k) and a short section that is likely to be pretty muddy. I would recommend trail shoes, although road shoes should be OK unless it really pours down between now and Sunday. Enjoy!