I have a double room, less than 5 minutes from start to finish, really good buffet breakfast (served early on race day), and the lovely hotel really looks after runners.
Its booked Friday/Saturday/Sunday nights.
If you haven't got accommodation yet, have a room further out you could cancel for closer or are interested for any other reason in the room please message me. I've already paid for it and could really do with recouping anything for it so happy to do a stupendously low price to 'sell' it!
I think when we have an injury there's a tendency in any of us to see the glass half empty. Losing 3 weeks isn't great news but your mental toughness will definitely still be there, and if you've been doing the eliptical and strength training the running fitness certainly won't have disappeared.
I'm pretty sure the first run back would hurt, but maybe the key is whether it hurts today - whether it feels like the run has caused more damage?
I couldn't compare either Roger but Weedy is right. Two steep but extremely short ramps. Beyond that its essentially flat, but there are long sections of very slight up/down hill which you'd hardly notice but probably do your legs some good as the hammies or quads would get a rest in a way that they wouldn't on an absolutely pancake flat course.