Thanks Luis! I remember there is a nice ice cream shop in the middle of Swanage so I will be looking forward to my post-race treat. I think the bike route goes right past Corfe castle, it is a really beautiful area. I've actually been ill this week and not able to train and now just hurt my back (bending to scoop cat litter, I blame the cat), so feeling a bit unlucky. Here's hoping things will get better before next weekend.
Its absolutely beautiful down there, very jealous, it was in my calendar but I signed up for cotswold instead. enjoy it!!
Your cycling looked strong when i cycled through the mean streets of brixton with you but if you want any descending tips check out GCN e.g. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zp9p24-o3-Y (there's loads more on there) and for running - http://www.kinetic-revolution.com/uphill-downhill-running-technique/
Lucy that is exactly what I need, I'm constantly overtaking people uphill and then having them get away from me on the way down again, thanks!