In short: Great Event. Will be back In full: A great event which balanced very nicely between feeling like quite a big race, but with the atmosphere of a small and friendly event.
Great facilities, loads of free car parking very close to the HQ and the HQ was very close to the start line so getting sorted before the race was all very easy. Communication leading up to the event was excellent, with regular emails and updates via facebook - including photos and info about conditions and the potential hazards on the course.
Love the bright orange technical T-shirt and the voucher for a free warm drink was very, very welcome after a hard race on a blustery day. There was quite a tough section between miles 6-9 which was pretty much all uphill and on the day it was into a strong headwind. I think without the wind, it could easily have been a PB course, but conditions put a stop to that. You have to accept that you may well get anything in February though.. and for us this year, it was wind!
Definitely will be back for another crack at it in the future.