Personally I was rather pleased to see the July date. I missed it last year due to it clashing with another event and now, at last, I have something in my calendar between the end of May and the beginning of October. (Yes, it might be rather warm, but it's not like we all stop running for the Scottish summer!)
Not so sure about the course, compared with 2011 - certainly looks like it will have its challenges, while out and back sections are never the most interesting. The Edinburgh Rock 'n' Roll Half last week used most of the 2011 Great Edinburgh Run route, so I was wondering whether it is as much to do with accommodating a 5k event too?
Anyway, I just entered, so barring injury, I'll be there.