Coloured bibs this year were a good idea. Not enforced but runners seemed to sort this out themselves. The start was my main problem with previous years - not sure if I lined up earlier but I had no issue this year and it made a big difference not weaving in and out of over-ambitious starters for the first 5k.
Not really fussed about the scenery - I was concentrating on running (surprised to read in another review that there was a water station - I didn't even notice!).
Only criticism would be the difficulty in finding a chip bin at the end. Oh and the marshall standing next to me at the start who was debating with his mate whether he could go and have a "slash" in a shop doorway up one of the side streets - which he then did (aren't they there to STOP that kind of thing?)
Sub 40 next year :-) Date of review: November 23, 2010