The City to Surf is indeed a hilly run. But did you know there is almost as much downhill running in the City to Surf as there is uphill?
It’s essential to prepare your legs for the added stress of downhill running. Your legs will take a battering if you’ve not done some work to prepare them for the downhill segments of the race. You can prepare your legs for the City to Surf with eccentric squats for your quads, along with this simple hamstring exercise in the video below.