In short: Good run, family-friendly day out, but very hot. In full: I would echo a lot of the comments already made i.e. lovely scenery, fun route, very well marshalled, and good range of facilities for family and runners.
It was very hot on the day, which I appreciate is hard to predict, but: 1) an earlier start would have been good as I started at close to midday which equalled heat and limited shade, 2) an extra water stop in the circumstances would have been very welcome, 3) stores could have included items such as SPF clothing (e.g. high UV buffs), sun block, etc. Having an enduring love for the outdoors and the experience of a melanoma, sun safety feels like an important consideration. Date of review: May 31, 2012