In short: Lived up to expectations, tough hills and LOTS of steps !! with a great atmosphere. In full: Had a great day and haven't stopped telling all my running mates (and everybody else) about it - maybe a few more club members will do it in two years time.
The glass momento was brilliant, probably the best I've received in 25 years of running.
The atmosphere was very friendly and encouraging - I liked the low key atmosphere at the start - half a dozen of us turned up early and were co-opted into carrying stuff up the bottom of the hill to the start.
I found the course lived up to expectations - nice variation of terrain - dirt paths, grass, steps, rocky paths, more steps, a bridge and stepping stones (under water) in a river, oh and did I mention steps? plus somehow the organiser managed to provide lots of lovely mud in June! Fantastic!
Got slightly confusing when the Midsummer Munro runners first appeared on the course round the loop down to the river but they were so encouraging when passing them going the other way during the second half - I think they thought we were just crazy.