Hi Tiddy, There are 4/5 different courses, so if you're doing 3-4 days it will be a different course each day. They are a mixture of road and off-road (usually on good forest tracks) so road shoes are absolutely fine, especially in Summer. There are a couple of big hills on one or two days, but generally it's pretty flat. I am fairly local so stayed at home
Parts of this were off-road and very muddy, and directions were sketchy in places, but we managed to do this without getting lost. Well organised event with good facilities. Hoping for better weather next year!!
I got in through the ballot this year at the first time of asking. Flight and hotel have been booked for months, charity shop trip for warm clothes is being planned although I like the sleeping bag idea. And it would give me room in the case for all my NY purchases. Sorted!!