In short: Organisation was a shambles. In full: I had a great day but the organisation was appalling.
I asked three different marshalls where to go for the race briefing, where is the transition area and when was the prize giving - none could answer my questions!
To top it all I ended up doing 10 laps of the cycle track instead of 8 - after being told that someone would shout out when we were on the last lap - after getting no signal I even stopped and asked the lap counter after 9 laps if I had finished and he said I had one more to do! My friend also did an extra lap after getting no information from the lap counter.
I understand that a lot of these events are simply for charity but a large number of the competitors are keen to know their timings and want to do well - with the Mercedes name behind this event I had high expectations for efficiency and quality but that was not the case and as a company I would be rather embarassed about the poor image they gave to everyone.
I think the event was only saved by the fact that the sun came out and provided us with glorious weather - but I would never do it again.