I just took a look at their website and, while there is a lot to like, there are a few things that belie their assertion that this is a nice race for beginners. Most significantly, what's with the 4 mile gap in the middle of the race without a water stop?!
Not sure what you mean by "It will be my first half and also by the looks of it, the largest. (About 1,000 runners)" The web page says they had 1100 last year!
Speaking of size, I'm curious how they'll handle traffic to the island. (Parking is really the big issue - people just don't park that quickly.) There has to be some natural limit on how many cars can cross and park an hour before the race - which is the time that most people will normally arrive for a race. So everyone's going to be playing a guessing game - maybe we should arrive 2 hours earlier to avoid the crunch? Or just a half-hour before the race hoping the traffic has died down but taking a risk that it hasn't and they'll delay the race if necessary. And so on.
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