In short: Fun and Friendly. Narrow in places so get to the front early if you want to set a time. Great for a first In full: Right lets get the bad stuff out of the way: 1. Getting there by car was awful. Plenty of parking, but my god the queues. 2. Baggage collection was appalling both before and after. The queue for took almost as long as the race! 3. At places it was really narrow with traffic going past inches away, not unsafe but hard to pass. Right good bits: 1. Very friendly, lots of chatting before the start. 2. Reasonably picturesque with nice stuff to look at. 3. Pace runners were brilliant and were really helping before I got injured. 4. Lots of medics! 5. Plenty of drinks stations. 6. A great goody bag with recovery gel and some walnutty cake thingy was very welcome. 7. Massage tents that looked great, but as it took so long to get my wallet back I wasn't able to use it!
All in all a pretty good showing for the second event and I think it will only get better, well worth a punt next year!