Hi Tina. The route is all on the road - leafy Kentish lanes and the lovely village of Leigh. The first and last quarter of the race involve a few short hills - nothing compared with the Downs. What goes up must come down though! The middle half of the race is comparatively flat.
Thanks to Adam for a good description of the ups and downs of the course. The steeper hills are quite short and the longer hill on the way out from Tonbridge is relatively gentle. For those who prefer a flat course, this isn't, but for those who prefer a bit of variety and challenge, I think it will be a good course. It hasn't got the long killer hill of the Tunbridge Wells Half, nor is it as flat as the Paddock Wood one. Undulating describes it well, although the middle third, the loop round Leigh, is nice and flat.
We would have liked to have a finish through the town, but the traffic management and road closure implications of this are very considerable and we were advised to stay out of the town centre. Brook Street provides a good long finishing straight though and I'm sure the crowds will be very enthusiastic and vociferous!
Bob - go for it! I did Kilimanjaro back in January and I'm 64 this year - knackered when I reached the top but what a great feeling! It will be a lovely time of the year and probably not too hot. It's the inaugural Tonbridge Half - your chance to take part in a unique event.