In short: Enjoyed it but never again! In full: Having got to the start line when it was first announced (not an elite runner!) I missed any form of bottleneck. I do think the amount of time we had to wait at the start in the cold was too long.
As a beginner from a relatively flat city, I did find the course tough and the hills took a lot more out of me than I thought. It was still a good challenge (sub 1hour 50) but I think once is enough for me!
Good support around the track and great goody bag at the end.