Hi All, thanks for all the positive comments and ratings, and well done for getting round!
We can't do anything about the hills or the wind, but we will definitely try to do better with the parking/registration situation.
We were forced to use a different entrance and parking area by the Raby Castle people - partly because the old area is not big enough for the ever increasing numbers, and partly because they want to get paying customers in a.s.a.p. after the race.
I'm not sure we can change the start/finish area as then the loos and cafe would be miles away. What we'll probably do next year is have the late-entry tent next to the car park, and better signage/maps so people know where everything is.