A tough, hilly course (about: 2003)|
Graham Melrose from London, England (6/4/03)
Two-lap course, half-marathon and full marathon are both set off together - making for a lively first lap. The second lap was a lot quieter, but still well supported with regular drinks and sponge stations. City-center start and finish, and some longish hills, although not terribly steep. The Leeds ring road for around 20% of the course is a little soulless and boring. Good fast run over last few miles, but a cheeky little hill right at the end. Although not a PB course (and despite some hip impingement), managed to get to 20 miles in 2:17:30 - took advantage of the fast run in to finish in a new PB 2:58:39.