Like this? Three more hilly hor­rors

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MAVERICK ORIG­I­NAL POWYS HALF MARATHON Set in the Bre­con Bea­cons, in Wales, and fea­tur­ing more than 850m of as­cent, this one prom­ises to make you feel the burn – for ex­am­ple, there’s a long, tough climb at the five-mile point. The views are mag­i­cal; whether you have the en­ergy to en­joy them is an­other mat­ter. South Wales, Oc­to­ber 7, maverick-race.com MIDSUMMER MUNRO HALF MARATHON This beau­ti­ful beast in the Sur­rey Hills (above) has al­most a kilo­me­tre of climb. Race or­gan­is­ers Tri­o­n­ium re­fer to it as ‘the hard­est half’ and ‘gra­tu­itously dif­fi­cult’. When in­trepid RW re­porter Adrian Monti ran it a cou­ple of years ago he noted that the ‘282 steps up the chalk slopes will haunt me for­ever’. Sur­rey, June 2018 (tbc), tri­o­n­ium.com MARLOW HALF MARATHON A real big dip­per of a race; at one point you plum­met 25m, then 40m up and 40m back down, all within half a mile. There is some flat­tish run­ning later on, with views of the Ham­ble­den Val­ley, but then, at mile 10, you drop an­other 45m and head straight back up again. In short: it has its ups and downs. Buck­ing­hamshire, Novem­ber 5, mar­lowhalf.mar­low­strid­ers.co.uk

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