Going to run my first half-marathon here this year, love the idea of running up through the gorge with no traffic (well probably the occasional blue van that slips through the cordon), just the sound of runners pounding tarmac surrounded by nature. From what I remember from watching it a couple of years ago, you run the first 2.5km downhill from the Gorge Gate towards the coast, then turn around and run up and up into the gorge before dropping back down about 8km (??) back to Park HQ.
It’s on Nov-1st, so just about got enough time to train up for this - there’s plenty of local flat trails around here, and then there’s the killer 4km mountain trail that climbs a few hundred metres for a power workout. I can average 7min miles at the moment, but not 13 of them :s . So whilst I’d love to break 1hr30, realistically it will be 1hr45 if all goes well. Anyone else here doing it this year?