The course is mapped over on Map my run and the elevation looks a bit like this (click for bigger version):
(I’m not sure why it records a bigger min and max altitude than the race page – a difference of 80 metres compared to 50 or so. Odd.)
Went up to the top of Tinakori Hill today, not just for the first time running but the first time ever. Steep. From Tinakori Rd up St Mary’s St and then on to the Tinakori Ridge track is a 250m ascent over about 1.75km. (And ok, I walked a bit, but only a minute or so!)
Tracks in pretty good condition, muddy in places, and stretches that seemed — at the time anyway — virtually 1:1. The route is saved at Map My Run.
Found myself at the Northland shops again but this time kept to the ridge and headed round to Kelburn before sprinting down through the University. Good to stretch the legs though the average overall pace was still only about 6:30/km.
Today’s run: 7.5km, 49 mins