Posted: 08/03/2016 at 09:23
It is a long hill, steep in parts too.
The first mile or two, from the city centre, are only slightly uphill so you hardly notice, especially with the crowds cheering. From Hunter` Bar it gets a lot steeper and then a steady climb up out of the city. The gradient does vary though so it is doable. The hill climb mile is a weird one though. By that point you have been climbing for a long time and no one in their right mind would want to up their pace significantly at that point.
Last year I ran all the climb hard and was in bits for the second half of the race so I couldn`t make the most of the downhill really.