The course is virtually flat apart from miles 1-1.5 and 8.5-9 approx. where it is a bit "undulating" (this area is known as the Sand Hills). To be honest, if you've done your hill training you shouldn't find this a problem.
I will be marshaling on the day so hope to see you all there.
The roads around where I live are okay now, but the pavements are still dreadful. I've managed to map a 15 mile route on fairly quiet roads for my run this morning. Fingers' crossed there are no nasty surprises. Even the footpaths and bridleways around here are lethal because so many people have been out walking recently that they have trodden the snow down to thick ice.
I used to run with my iPod but no longer. For me it's a safety issue, especially as I run a lot on road and along quiet footpaths. I also actually enjoy the peace and quiet especially as I work in a busy office. I recently competed in a 10K event and observed three iPod-wearing runners fail to hear the warnings of other fellow competitors as the lead runners approached. I also marshalled at a road race a few months back. I was attempting to give instructions to a runner, wearing earphones, to keep to the footpath at a very busy road junction, at least until the traffic had passed and it was safe to cross. She just looked blankly at me, stepped off the footpath and narrowly missed being hit by a car. As much as I agree that the choice should be down to the individual, I do feel that iPods, and other similar music players, should not be worn during competitive races. If you choose to wear your iPod etc on a training run, then so be it. But if you are in an environment where you may end up impeding another runner or road user, or perhaps even endangering your life ... best leave it at home!