In short: Snow, atmosphere, sea views and snooty race reps. In full: Pros
A fast course with potential to beat PB. Good atmosphere and beginner friendly race. The sea makes a nice backdrop. The massages at the end were fab. Excellent marshalling throughout the course. Hot tea available at the end of the race.
Far to few portaloos. No secure bagging as described in race pack. Rude race reps in the Hilton. Ran out of chocolate early :-(
With more attention to detail this would be an excellent half-marathon. Well done on making the decision to continue it in the snow.