This is a small local race with about 250 places, and does sell out. It's located within the sports facilities at Harrow School, within walking distance of Harrow-on-the-Hill station, so relatively easy to get to by public transport. There was also a car park, which looked busy with both runners and tennis players.
Registration was quick, done in a small hut, there seemed to be quite good facilities there with no real queues for toilets. It's quite a nice area in the sun in winter, but could be a bit exposed hanging around if the weather wasn't great.
The race got away on time, and goes straight into two loops of football lane, a steepish narrow road, which soon had people walking and strung out. After the second short loop you start on a course up through Harrow on the Hill, and do two laps of a street circuit around Harrow. There's one more ascent up to the hill, but it's nowhere as near as hard as the start in football lane.
After the second lap you head back into the school and it's a short, very slight uphill to the finish. Bananas and water were at the finish, a small goody bag, and wonderful cake to purchase at the hut. There's also (shock, horror) showers available, and no real queues for them. I also saw people coming out of the sports centre at the venue, but didn't find out if you could use the showers and changing room there.
All in all, it's a nice friendly race, with some good views on the course, albeit next to occasionally busy roads, with only a little local support. Don't think there's much PB potential with that hill at the start, though.
Posted on 13.02.18