BT - thanks, I've added you to the list of entrants for North West Counties.
Paul Rushworth - I would rather concentrate on road ultras really but they seem to be quite thin on the ground in this country from what I can tell. I did the National 100k in Gravesend back in May but decided on Bullock again more because it's local than anything. Anyway I certainly don't think I'm the first person to say 'never again' at the finish! Hope you're enjoying Argentina / Chile, the Bullock won't be quite the same without you.
GBM - not sure if I can make either weekend for BG so go ahead and leave me out of the considerations and I'll let you know later.
Re XC / Stockport 10 - there's no way I'll be doing both but can decide nearer the time which one to do. I'm glad all the XC races are on Saturdays although Woodbank XC clashes with the National 6 stage road relays which is a bit annoying.