Both the half marathon and 10K course is fairly flat with the exception of one challenging hill at the end… we’ve nicknamed this ‘Bosh Hill’.
For half marathoners, the climb starts just after mile 12, and for 10Kers at about the 8K point on Littleton Lane.
For those of you who like to obsess about elevation stats you may want to crunch some data on MapMyRun or Strava but to keep things simple, the hill is about a fifth of a mile long and there’s a climb of 25 metres.
Don’t panic though – the hill will be lined with the ever enthusiastic and supportive volunteer crew from Bosh, the grassroots, online running club driven by a passion to share an all inclusive, fun approach to running.
And, as the saying goes, what goes up must come down… so get in there and go Bosh that hill, collect some high fives and look forward to a lovely, much longer, downhill recovery (a third of a mile) with the end of the race in sight. The descent drop of 21 metres will give you plenty of time to catch your breath for the grand finale.
There’s also an easier climb of 24 metres for a third of a mile as you leave Priory Park at the beginning of the race. But with fresh legs at the start, we think it’s only fair to point this one out! Again, there’s a nice, long recovery descent.
So don’t forget to build a little hill training into your running schedule. Check out this advice