agree with all your points, esp the last one about where to meet up with friends/family afterwards. My girlfriend was with me, and we were annoyed that not only could she wave me off, but there was nowhere to meet at the end - even the marshalls knew nothing off the supposed meeting zones, which were not to be.
Thought the race number & chip collection at the RDS was bizarre, as it took as an hour to walk there from the town, but was good once there, and there were buses back (as long as you had correct change!)
Was a good run on the whole, and a nice course, but can't say I'd rush to repeat it there.
Agree entirely badger. I remember thinking it odd last year being sent down towards Blackmore, and this year they amended the route to avoid doing that again, but surely they can get permission from the farmer to reuse the track under the circumstances. After all, the run is for charity, and a lot of people won't do it if it doesn't now offer a PB potential as a complete course. I hope that they can sort something out if the Upton lanes are still under water. Would rather see it postponed than shortened.