Good thinking on getting GP sign off to reassure family, that should surely go a long way to persuading them, and then when you get there at end of July simply point your family in my direction and they'll see you're not the worse looking one there hoping to survive .
In other training news, first ever 2 mile swim done and dusted this morning .. little (ha who am I kidding) slow, but still should see me in comfortably (adding in the remaining 8 weeks to now get a bit of speed in aswell).
Heidi, I've just checked my Garmin traces from previous years and they don't quite match reality as far profile goes (do they ever) so would be quite misleading.
Basically there are 5 parts that could be classed as hills. None of which are anything to be afraid of.
1 - Almost as soon as you reach leave the racecourse start, there is an uphill section in to the centre of Chester.
2 - Around 3 miles, just after crossing the Dee short climb up through Handbridge village.
3 - Mile 18(ish) Cross back over the River Dee at Farndon, short sharp climb up other side of river. This one is both great and a killer, as fantastic crowd support at top of hill that drags you up (and means you have still look good too )
4 - About mile 22 shortish climb up in to Huntington (beware, a lot of people mistake this for the final climb!).
5 - Sandy Lane, about mile 23 - 24 fairly short sharp climb back in to Chester itself. This can be a killer, but hey you've nearly finished so whats not to like.
And that's about it, there are other slight rises and falls throughout, but those 5 above, from memory, are the only parts that could be picked out, and even then they wouldn't really be classed as 'big hills'. The ones at 18 and 24 are probably the sharpest, but again not overly long.