In short: Fantastic scenery and the organisers were very friendly In full: I decided to make this the last half marathon before my birthday and it was a fantastic gift!
First of all, the course was very well planned. The scenery was gorgeous and combines all kinds of surfaces (paved, gravel and grass, no mud but that's a +). The trail is not an ideal one for a PB as there are some stretches with uneven surfaces but there are no major or steep hills. My Garmin read an elevation gain of 454 mts. The route was very clearly signposted though I noticed one person joining through a "shortcut" just before mile 7. The marshals and all the organisers were very friendly and the water stations evenly arranged. There weren't many runners, but that added to the friendly atmosphere of the event. I'll definitively do it again!