Stef.. Having done nessie 2 years ago, i would not worry too much about hills. There is one uphill section at around 18m if i remember,which to most including my run comes at the wrong time. The first part of this event is a very easy roller coaster downhill/flat stretch which takes you well towards half way.If you take it really easy in the first half then the hill should not be a problem...Its a fantastic event and im hoping to be there in 2016..
I think the photo scenario is the only thing that can be improved regarding this race. It was my first SNOD and thought the whole thing was mind blowing.
The photos available are hard to find and apart from the 2 i have on the finish line i found only 1 other . Considering the stunning location and potential backdrops i was surprised by lack of originality in camera placings. There are bigger events competitor wise that have something as simple as a Finishers board to stand in front of to capture your end of race mug shot and given the achievement it can only add to round off your day.
A very minor gripe and well done to anyone who competed , see you next year..