Right, I've just Mapmyride'd a double loop of the bike course. It confirmed your measurements Farmer (which were bound to be more reliable anyway) so the bike course will end up being 3 miles (9-10 minutes) long. It would be great if we get that back off the run!
All things being equal I plan to head over this Saturday morning to do a bike recce with a loop of the run course (if I can figure it out) added as a brick.
If anyone's in the area and fancies getting involved let me know, otherwise I'll report back on Sunday/Monday.
Right, thanks for the heads-up on this one Kate. I've just heard from the helpful race organisers and it looks like I should have the opportunity to sign up next months after I finish London Oly unscathed. Weather permitting, I'll head over there on 11th to have a go at a couple of laps on the bike course.
Attempt 5 at getting my IM GI issues sorted. This time out, liquid only. That's going to be a killer (hopefully not literally) for a man with my appetite!