Where and when?
What is it?
The course starts in a reasonably civilised fashion, leaving the quiet village of Pewsey before reaching a sign instructing that 'Your warm-up is over'. The organisers certainly aren't kidding.
As if Senator Arnie himself was looming large on the horizon, the scale of the job at hand comes into view as the race heads further into the country.
Luckily for you, you won't have to overcome a cyborg from the future in order to get to the finish. Instead, there’s merely a series of back-breaking, lung-busting hills in your path.
First on the menu of mayhem is The Gully, a tough yet conquerable climb. At the top you'll be treated to a short downhill stretch on a quiet country lane to catch your breath.
Once you’ve milked the long descent for all it's worth, you’ll get relief via a timely water station.
Then it’s time for the moment of truth, the Terminator Hill. With an incline of around 16%, it’s best to take this one cautiously, especially as when you reach the top, you’ll be greeted by picturesque views over the Wiltshire countryside.
With Pewsey in sight, there's just the small matter of, 'The Sting in the Tail' (that’s right, another hill), before a final ascent around The Pewsey White Horse. Then it's all downhill to the Sports Centre, and the finish.
What you said in Readers' Races of the Year 2003:
Sue O'Dowd: "Fantastic marshals - the water station particularly."
What the organiser says:
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