Day 2 was definitely far more enjoyable than Day 1, which was a little boring. Not having been this far north before I was wondering where the mountains were.
The second day still included a fair bit of road cycling but the off road parts were enjoyable and much safer for a novice mountain-biker like me than the descents on Rat Race's 'The Crossing' were in July. In fact the really steep bits were single track and everyone had to slow due to a few really slow dudes holding everyone else up.
The final trail run was the best part, especially the madcap descent to the final kayak paddle. Steep, slippery, muddy - you just had to let gravity have its way. Great fun.
We also had the bonus of a beautiful stop at Loch Lomond on the way back the next day. The bright warm sunshine definitely helped.
I have lots of different Inov-8s. The Standard Fit pairs are all standard sizing with wide and very comfortable toe-boxes. The one Precision Fit pair I bought (a mistake) are definitely too tight on the toes.
For me it generally works to go half a size down compared to all other brands I have bought.