Posted: 23/07/2013 at 14:32
HI - road shoes will be ok...there might be a few muddy bits - all depends on whether there is anymore rain between now and Saturday. As with most of the country the ground has been baked hard over the last few weeks, so will not have been churned up. In this heat things dry out pretty quickly. Looking at the forecast below, it would seem that it unlikely for things to change dramatically over the next few days.
Weather Forecast for Cheltenham
The terrain is as follows:
Dirt tracks (could be muddy - suspect not)
Grassy cambered field
Rocky uphill slope
Tracks through woods
Solid footpaths along escarpment top - some rocky bits
More tracks through woods
Farm tracks - hardpacked stone
Then back onto the grassy cambered field.
Hope that all helps.
For those familiar with the race, this year we are running in the reverse direction