There were not very many negatives about running this race. Hills and the weather two things you can't control but at least expect. It usually storms or at least rains. This year was no different but at least it wasn't very heavy for very long. The hills are constant, even as my friend calls them "baby hills" will cause you issues after awhile. It's a challenging course and if you want to test your stuff the Flying Pig is where you should. If you're nervous about the hills the biggest, baddest ones are in the first half. Or run the relay! The hilliest leg (#2) is the shortest distance. No leg is flat or downhill, the last 2 only have fewer or less steep hills.
And a little reminder if you decide to run a marathon relay. Be sure you communicate with your team members about 1) how fast they each expect to run their leg so you know when to go out to wait for your exchange 2) where to meet at the finish line. The big busses you back but I didn't carry my cell phone because of the rain. Yeah, it took awhile to find everyone!
On a completely unrelated note... T-10 days until my 3rd Cleveland marathon! Let the weather watch commence!