I have done it twice in the past few years as it is quite local to me. There is one hill of note about mile 5-6 from memory. It is a very small event with no more than a couple of hundred runners. There is an annoying loop at the end where you have to run beyond the finishing mark and double back! I am old and slow and did run a fair chunk of it last year on my own.
Basingstoke was far too hot - but that's not their fault and for a first time race it was done well and on closed roads better goody bag and loads of support on the route and over 1000 runners despite the heat. Salisbury was very low key and very low in numbers. Parking is great at Salisbury but quite a distance in Basingstoke.Not sure if I'll do either next year - may try the New Forest which is the week before B'stoke.
Running History: I once came last in a school cross country race and didn't run for 30 years. I ran the Great South Run last year and completed my first half at Milton Keynes in March
Why train me? I am middle aged and a nothing runner. You can train me to run a sub 2 hr half marathon to show it can be done even by middle aged blokes who run in shorts and T shirt no matter what the weather. I represent an ex- couch potato.
Half Marathon goal: sub 2 hours with your help, sub 2 hrs 20 without.