I still have good memories of the race and will definitely sign up for the 2013 one... and it's inspired me to sign up to another trail marathon as my second marathon. Many other people enjoyed it as well... despite the weather... and issues.
Karen I did Rutland the other week and it was rain all the way and just above freezing. I'd prepared for the weather in what I wss wearing and what I'd left in the car when I got back... and I loved it all the more because of the extra challenge the weather created.
Don't worry about your speed.... you've not seen how slowly I "run"
As long as you can do it in 8 hours