Hi Skippy. Tonbridge half is best described as undulating. It is a lovely route but there are a couple of sharp inclines but nothing like Spring Hill in T Wells! With the right training it's a great half. There are flat and downhill sections but I would definitely include hill training in your plan. Paddock Wood is ideal as it's virtually flat but that's not until the end of March. I know the limit has been raised this year so I reckon you have a good 2 months training to go before deciding.
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Hi Jellygirl, I have just looked at the course map. Am I right in assuming that the inclines are on the first half of the race, and that the inward bound last half is mainly flat and downhill, or are there also some inclines hidden ?
Tillstar and JellyGirl - I see that you are from my neck of the woods. I am thinking about doing the Tonbridge half in september as part of the build up. Have you or anyone else run this event ? If so, what is it like ? I am a bit of a novice so would prefer something on the easier rather than hard (like T wells) as my previous half excursions havebeen painfull (bad training !).